Miramax and Roadside Attractions shares a “first-look” at some of the rare footage included in the upcoming documentary Whitney, which uses never-before-seen archival video, demo recordings, interviews and rare performances to unravel the mystery behind “The Voice.”
Breaking records by every metric in the entertainment world, Whitney Houston’s career soared as she sold over 200 million albums worldwide, starred in blockbuster movies and became the only artist to have 7 consecutive #1 singles.
But along the way, cracks in the perfect veneer began to appear in the form of erratic behavior and behind-the-scenes scandals. Eventually, the unknowable pressures of superstardom were too much for Houston as she died at the young age of 48 in a Beverly Hills hotel suite on February 11, 2012.
The new documentary Whitney – which has the blessing of the Houston family – takes an intimate, unflinching look at the pop superstar and her family going beyond the tabloid headlines to shed new light on the amazing, spellbinding trajectory of Houston’s life.
An earlier, unauthorized documentary – Whitney: Can I Be Me – was roundly denounced by Houston's family in that it touched on Whitney's drug use and bisexuality. Houston’s mother Cissy Houston told Oprah in a 2013 interview she would “absolutely” have been disappointed if her daughter had come out to her as gay.
Check out rare rehearsal footage from the documentary of Houston in rehearsal as she readied for an awards show performance.
Whitney will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May and land in theaters July 6.