Kevin Macdonald's Whitney is having its world premiere tonight out of competition at the Cannes Film Festival, and Miramax and Roadside Attractions are priming the pump by unveiling the official trailer for the documentary that digs deep into the life of Whitney Houston. The documentary feature Whitney 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.
The trailer touches on multiple hot-button issues that surrounded Houston, as a disembodied voice fires off questions about drug choice, addiction, her relationships with Bobby Brown and Robyn Crawford.
In a never-before-seen clip of Houston, the entertainer throws serious shade at choreographer-turned-singer Paula Abdul.
"One thing, Paula Abdul ain't s-,' Houston said in a clip of the trailer".
Whitney debuted at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival in a midnight screening on Wednesday and the first official USA trailer just hit the web.
The trailer shows the seven-time Grammy victor opening up about the ugly side of celebrity ("People think it's easy, but it's not") and trash-talking fellow singer Paula Abdul ("That girl is singing off-key on the record").
Both Clive Davis, the singer's A&R rep, and former Epic Records CEO L.A. Reid also make appearances in the documentary, with the latter specifically asked about Houston's drug use.
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".
"He wanted to be on the stage, he wanted to be in the forefront", the person contends in the clip.
If you need us before then, we'll be refining our "I Will Always Love You" rendition.