Kizzie Frank - Arts &Entertainment Editor
Whitney Houston's 2015 biopic will finally be replaced by a documentary, revealing rare footage and real, raw truths of the tragedy of Houston's life and passing in Whitney. Like many documentaries, Whitney was originally shown at Festival de Cannes. During the time, Kevin Macdonald, aimed to show Whitney in a different light: one that does not depict her as American sweetheart turned self-destructive star. According to "Vanity Fair" Macdonald felt there was more to the story and treated the film as a mystery to uncover.
The documentary will highlight Houston's family life that was filled with abuse and and corruption during her traumatic childhood. It takes viewers through the deep seated issues Whitney suffered through that she never shared with her mother out of fear. To spare spoilers, Houston's family and others she had connections with share their accounts of Whitney's life and experiences up to her final moments.
The unfortunate biopic Whitney (2015), that starred America's Next Top Model 's Yaya DaCosta, aired on "Lifetime" in 2015. While DaCosta embodied Houston's mannerisms almost perfectly, the script was not so great and was said to have inconsistencies and holes in the story line. The biggest controversy at the time was the fact that the 2015 biopic, depicted Bobby Brown in a sympathetic light, when the general public saw him as the demon who corrupted the angel.
Whitney (2018) will be out in theaters this Friday, July 6th.
Further controversy: Kanye West's album cover for Ye is reportedly a photo of Houston's bathroom sink close to the time of her passing. The family was "deeply hurt" by the photo, however, this documentary is sure to show tougher imagery and footage.