Two talented dancers become swept going on in a tumultuous association that spirals into compulsion.
|Release Date||:||November 27, 2016|
|Production Company||:||Nantucket Productions, Howard Braunstein Films, Laurie Drive Productions|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Writers||:||Brian D. Young|
|Casts||:||Roselyn Sánchez, Danso Gordon, Carmen Moore, Aaron Pearl, Kirby Morrow, Jordana Largy, Benjamin Wilkinson, Dylan Archambault, Jason Cermak, Arleo Dordar, Rocco Sorace, Fiona Vroom, Vanessa Walsh, Nelson Wong|
This Lifetime TV movie "Death Of A Vegas Showgirl" was based on the true-to-life story of murder of Las Vegas showgirl, Debbie Flores- Narvaez, and her dancing boyfriend, Jason "Blu" Griffith. Roselyn Sanchez and Danso Gordon,who portray Debbie and Blu respectively,star in this TV movie that tells the story of the love affair between the two dancers that is characterized by passion,anger and betrayal. Aaron Pearl, Ben Wilkinson,Kirby Morrow,Jason Cermak and Jordana Largy co-star in this movie directed by Penelope Buitenhuis.
No question that we get to see a biographic TV movie about Debbie,who apparently is a brilliant woman aside from being a pretty face having a sexy body being a degree holder of both Law and finance and a former cheerleader of the Washington Redskins,whose passion for dancing led her into pursuing her dream of becoming a showgirl at Las Vegas.She did succeed in her pursuit becoming a dancer for Luxor. Too bad that having a tumultuous and rocky love affair with Blu led her into her destruction as she continued to stay in relationship with her boyfriend despite of his constant unfaithfulness.It eventually led to her demise in the end.
The TV movie based on the book,Dancing on Her Grave: The Murder of a Las Vegas Showgirl could have been an interesting biographic TV movie.Too bad that this fell into the trap of being a clichéd and predictable movie as all the details were presented for the viewer. Also,Roselyn Sanchez portrayed Debbie as a typical showgirl who could be a dancer and nothing more instead of a complex individual being a brilliant woman who has extreme passion for dancing and someone in need of love.Added to that,Debbie's murder was obviously far from being a mystery as the viewer would probably know her murderer way before the end of the movie.In the end,this could have been interesting but the screenplay written Brian D. Young told the complex story of Debbie in a simple manner.