Why Do Fools Fall In Love
Three different women married Frankie Lymon. Now as they fight to get a piece of his millions, They will have to prove who married him first and who loved him most.
In the mid-80s, three women (each with an attorney) arrive at the office of New York entertainment manager, Morris Levy. One is an L.A. singer, formerly of the Platters; one is a petty thief from Philly; one teaches school in a small Georgia town. Each claims to be the widow of long-dead doo-wop singer-songwriter Frankie Lyman, and each wants years of royalties due to his estate, money Levy has never shared. During an ensuing civil trial, flashbacks tell the story of each one's life with Lyman, a boyish, high-pitched, dynamic performer, lost to heroin. Slowly, the three wives establish their own bond.
Very well acted.
For those who don't know who Frankie Lymon was, think a black Justin Bieber (he even had a song called Baby, Baby). A big thing back in the day before his star had faded and he slipped into a heroine addiction. When he died, three of his wives had a court battle over his royalties and tell they're story of how they fell in love with him.
Aside from three greedy women fighting over his money, this could have been a really interesting bio about a fallen idol and it could have portrayed Frankie Lymon as a sympathetic man.
Then he tosses a dog out of a window. Killing it.
Fuck Frankie Lymon.