Amber Riley & Raven Goodwin Star in “Single Black Female” Coming to Lifetime on February 5

The highly anticipated Lifetime movie event “Single Black Female” premieres on Saturday, February 5 at 8p/7c on Lifetime with Raven Goodwin, Amber Riley, and K. Michelle.

Reeling from the death of her beloved father and a difficult breakup, Monica (Raven Goodwin), is ready to move forward with her life as she tries to land the new hosting job for an afternoon talk show. When she hires a new assistant, Simone (Amber Riley), the two quickly become close friends as Simone moves in next door and completely immerses herself in Monica’s life. But underneath her sweet exterior, Simone harbors a dark secret, and as time goes on cracks in her façade begin to appear. Monica decides to sever ties once and for all with Simone, but Simone has other plans and is determined to take over Monica’s life for good. K. Michelle also stars.

K. Michelle in Single Black Female (Credit Donna Permell | Courtesy of Lifetime)

Single Black Female is directed by Shari Carpenter and written by Tessa Evelyn Scott and Sa’Rah L. Jones. In addition to Single Black Female, K. Michelle hosts the new Lifetime unscripted series, My Killer Body with K. Michelle, premiering February 3, at 9/8c with a sneak peek airing on January 28th at 10/9c.

Single Black Female is set to be received as an iconic urban classic.

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My Thoughts About The Film

I lost my mom in 2020 I couldn’t imagine losing my life partner to betrayal immediately after. Raven Goodwin lost her dad in real life and her character (Monica) did as well in the movie. The character Monica lost the love of her life as well due to cheating 2 weeks after her dad’s funeral. This film is a must-watch. From beginning to end the audience will witness an experience of realizing who is real in your life and who wants your life. Jealousy and lies can not only come from strangers but also from those close to you as well. 

There are so many twists and turns that will blow your mind away. The cast members acting is so on point and so is the script. I loved seeing Black Women killing it in this film! The movie is so so good yall! Watch and watch again. I got to pre-screen it and loved it!

I attended the Single Black Female virtual press day with cast members Amber Riley (Fox comedy-drama series Glee), Janet Hubert (Vivian Banks on the sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air)and Raven Goodwin (BET series Being Mary Jane). See what the ladies’ response was when I asked what was it like to work with the Director, Shari L. Carpenter. Aunt Viv is outside yall!

About Lifetime

Celebrating over 35 years of entertaining audiences, Lifetime is a premier entertainment destination for women dedicated to offering the highest quality original programming spanning award-winning movies, high-quality scripted series, and breakout non-fiction series. Lifetime has an impressive legacy in public affairs, bringing attention to social issues that women care about with initiatives such as the long-running Stop Breast Cancer for Life, Stop Violence Against Women, and  Broader Focus, a major global initiative dedicated to supporting and hiring female directors, writers, and producers, including women of color, to make its content. Lifetime Television®, LMN®, Lifetime Real Women®, and Lifetime Digital™ are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a subsidiary of A+E Networks. A+E Networks is a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television Group and Hearst Corporation.

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