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

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

Whitney, which is directed by the Scottish film-maker Kevin Macdonald, premiered at the Cannes film festival on Thursday. Whitney also explores Houston's complicated relationship with her mother and highly publicized yoyo romance with Bobby Brown.

Still, the film circles back to relationships, including her marriage to Bobby Brown and close friendship with Robyn Crawford, who is described as Houston's "safety net".

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.

(Houston would have been a toddler at the time.) The claim is supported by Houston's assistant Mary Jones (often referred to as "Aunt Mary"), who says the singer spoke of being "molested at a young age" by a woman. "Paula Abdul ain't shit", Houston says. There are also allegations discussed in the film that Houston's father and accountant John Houston was stealing earnings from her. "He wanted to be in the forefront, and eventually she stepped down to lift him up".

In Whitney, both the filmmaker and Houston's family hopes to finally set the record straight about the iconic singer, but Macdonald said he was not initially interested in telling Houston's story until he talked to her agent. To be honest, it's impossible to believe that L.A Reid, of all people, didn't know about Whitney's drug use. I met Nicole David, her longtime agent, who was incredibly close to her. But then I did two things. And I thought that was a very odd thing, and it kind of reminded me of people I'd seen who had suffered from abuse, just in their body language and their sense of holding something back. and then somebody mentioned it off-camera to me.

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The film, which will make its theatrical debut on July 6, incorporates features like never-before-seen archival footage and rare performances to wrap viewers into Houston's life.