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Whitney Houston Documentary in the Making

By Julie Fink
Posted On Mar 09, 2016
Whitney Houston Documentary in the Making

Filmmaker Nick Broomfield is set to chronicle “forces that made and then destroyed” beloved singer, Whitney Houston. Broomfield is known for his controversial documentaries like Kurt and Courtney and Biggie and Tupac and is now onto the latest singer-gone-tragically-wrong life story.

Rolling Stone reports Broomfield’s extensive filmography includes a slew of documentaries examining an array of infamous subjects from sex workers and serial killers to politicians and musicians. Kurt and Courtney is particularly notorious for suggesting Courtney Love was involved in Kurt Cobain’s death; while in Biggie and Tupac, Broomfield posits that Suge Knight was behind the murders of both MCs, with help from members of the Los Angeles Police Department.

Biggie and Kurt

With the BBC Two documentary, Broomfield is shedding a different light on the singer’s life and will be titled Whitney. Per the network, Whitney “goes in search of the forces that made and then destroyed the singer who has been described as having one of the greatest voices of the last 50 years.” A release date has yet to be announced.

This comes after a rough Lifetime biopic release in 2015, also called Whitney and directed by Angela Bassett. The film was widely criticized by audiences and sharply rejected by the Houston family, with sister-in-law Pat Houston stating, “You should not be surprised that someone decided to do a made-for-TV biopic. And, I might add, without the family’s blessing and despite her mother’s request to not do this movie. It happens every day.”

It’s unclear to what extent the Houston family is involved in Broomfield’s documentary. Hopefully Broomfield’s documentary will provide a memorandum worth watching and above all, provides the viewers, fans and family of Whitney Houston with truth and honor.