"Whitney" provides an intimate insight into the life of the deceased singer and promises answers to the "questions one would like to ask".
After a midnight screening at the Cannes Film Festival in 2018, the first official trailer for Kevin Macdonald's documentary Whitney Houston Whitney was released Wednesday morning. In the film, the deceased musician is reminded of never-before-seen archive material, exclusive demo recordings, rare performances, audio archives and original interviews with her loved ones.
In the preview, many well-known tabloid headlines are referred to as vignettes of Houston's life flashing on the screen and a banner promises to reveal "the answers you never knew" to the "questions you asked". The Grammy Award winner's friends and family discuss her headline romance with Bobby Brown, her "tough" relationship with mother Cissy Houston, and the drug abuse that contributed to her death in 201
"There were times when I looked up to God and I would go," Why does this happen to me? "" The singer says in a scene, seemingly thinking about her rise to superstar and the downfall of fame. "People think it's that easy and it's not."
Elsewhere, Houston criticizes pop star Paula Abdul. "Paula Abdul is not shit," she says of the choreographer who became a recording artist. "This girl sings on the record off-key."
And of course, Houston's own voice – especially her memorable 1991 performance "The Star-Spangled Banner" in Super Bowl XXV – will be shown in the trailer. Earlier this month, director Macdonald told The Hollywood Reporter that Houston's interpretation of the national anthem played a role in his decision to tell her story.
"I met Nicole David, her longtime agent, who was incredibly close to her, and she said to me," I just do not understand what happened, she was the most beautiful girl "and that was someone who knew it, she really liked it, and I found that interesting, and then Nicole sent me this article about Whitney's version of the "Stars and Stripes" and how that changed since the song was understood and was sung, "he said. "I think it was the combination of the idea that there is a really interesting personal secret, but also how that woman was a musical genius." Whitney will be released on July 6th. Look at the trailer.