Whitney Houston Documentary Trailer Features Bobby Brown, Cissy Houston, & More


Whitney Houston Documentary Trailer Features Bobby Brown, Cissy Houston, & More

Carla Harmon
May 17, 2018

Unlike previous films about the pop icon, the documentary was made with the approval and participation of Houston's family.

Whitney Houston's eternal impact on culture continues to shine in the new, full-length trailer for the upcoming documentary about her life.

The doc is an "intimate, unflinching portrait of Houston and her family that probes beyond familiar tabloid headlines and sheds new light on the spellbinding trajectory of Houston " s life.


Whitney debuted at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival in a midnight screening on Wednesday and the first official US trailer just hit the web. In the three minute clip, Macdonald promises to answer all the "questions you want asked", namely about Houston's relationships with Brown and her longtime friend and rumored lover, Robyn Crawford.

"He wanted to be on the stage. He wanted to be in the forefront, and eventually she stepped down to lift him up". Reid makes a bold statement in the trailer saying he wasn't aware of Houston's drug use.

Whitney's ex-husband, Bobby Brown, is a star contributor on paper, but he clams up totally when Macdonald tries to steer the conversation towards drugs, with the revealingly sinister comment, "That's not what this film is about". "He (Gary) told me that he was abused by a woman in the family, and Pat Houston told me that, yes, Whitney had said to her, "This is what happened". and then, on the next interview, Gary did tell me who it was", the director recalls.


After a teaser earlier this week the full trailer has arrived for Whitney ahead of its world premiere at Cannes this Thursday. All the experts I spoke to about this area and this issue told me that it's best to talk about these things and best for them to be out.

Whitney Houston's singing backs much of the trailer, and her voice goes beyond years, beyond the screen to give chills. Not necessarily in public, but I don't think that was a secret within the music industry.

If you need us before then, we'll be refining our "I Will Always Love You" rendition.


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