Sunday, July 23, 2017

Controversy around Whitney Houston's biopic…

Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston

Awaited to be aired on Lifetime on Jan. 17, 2015 at 08:00pm ET, thus coinciding with the third birthday of Whitney Houston‘s passing, ‘Whitney’ marks the directorial debut for Oscar-nominated actress Angela Bassett, who worked with the latter on ‘Waiting To Exhale’ back in 1995. Chronicling the late iconic star’s ups and downs, from her professional chart-topping success to her messy and tumultuous marriage with Bobby Brown, it stars actress/top model Yaya DaCosta as the troubled singer,  Arlen Escarpeta as her husband and Mark Rolston as Clive Davis (her mentor who signed her back in the day on Arista Records). Meanwhile R&B songstress Deborah Cox has been left in charge of the vocal performances…

Comin’ hot on the heels of the network’s biopics on other recently departed stars, including Brittany Murphy and, most recently, Aaliyah, ‘Whitney’ has been the subject of many critics from the family of the singer, beginning with her mom, Cissy Houston, who said back in July: “Lifetime has chosen to go ahead with the movie about Whitney in spite of my family’s objections. No one connected with this movie knew Whitney or anything about her relationship with Bobby (Brown). Please, please let her rest!” Whitney‘s daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, 21, eventually lashin’ out on Twitter last Summer after Basset told Entertainment Weekly that she never considered casting her in the film “for a number of reasons… one being that she’s not an actress.”
Enough reasons to have fans sceptical after the bad reception which followed the release of Aaliyah‘s biopic last Nov. 15…

Following the movie’s premiere, Lifetime will air the hour-long documentary ‘Beyond the Headlines: Whitney Houston’ at 10/9c, providing an in-depth look at the life and death of Houston. Interviews with friends – including longtime friend Darlene Love – colleagues and industry insiders will offer personal reflections and insight into the life and career of this American songstress and the tragic circumstances of her downfall. [More info…]

Strangely enough, the video trailer has been made unavailable in certain countries, unless made private…

Feature image: Yaya Da Costa

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