Family-Backed Whitney Houston Documentary Drops First Trailer

Steve Granitz

Paula Rogo Apr, 28, 2018

The official trailer for a new Whitney Houston documentary set to hit theaters this summer has been released.

Whitney, a documentary by Kevin Macdonald, has received the support of the late icon’s family and estate. The film will include unseen and unheard recordings, home videos and live performances from different points of Houston’s legendary life, according to Vulture.

“I approached Whitney’s life like a mystery story; why did someone with so much raw talent and beauty self-destruct so publicly and painfully?” said Macdonald. “I was lucky enough to have the support of Pat Houston and the Whitney Houston estate in this quest. They entrusted me with the ‘keys to the vault’ while giving me complete freedom to follow the story wherever it went.”

This will be the second Houston documentary released in the last two years. Whitney: Can I Be Me, which first debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2017, aired on Showtime last August. That documentary followed  Houston’s rise to fame and its effect on the iconic singer. It also looked at Houston’s tumultuous relationship with Bobby Brown and examined the rumors that Houston was secretly in love with her best friend and manager Robyn Crawford.

Whitney: Can I Be Me was denounced by Houston’s family.

“At heart, Whitney is an intimate family story that reveals a new side to a woman that even her most die-hard fans never knew,” Macdonald says.

Whitney will be released in theaters July 6, 2018