If you grew up in the 1990s, chances are you’ve heard of Whitney Houston. I know personally, my mom played the soundtrack to The Bodyguard to the point where I can still sing along without really thinking about the words. Whitney Houston was talented, an incredible singer, and unfortunately ended up with a tragic end.
The upcoming documentary, Whitney, shows the legendary icon from her rise to record breaking heights, and doesn’t pull punches about her eventual fall.
Here’s the official synopsis:
Whitney Houston broke more music industry records than any other female singer in history. With over 200 million album sales worldwide, she was the only artist to chart seven consecutive U.S. No. 1 singles. She also starred in several blockbuster movies before her brilliant career gave way to erratic behavior, scandals and death at age 48. 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. Using never-before-seen archival footage, exclusive demo recordings, rare performances, audio archives and original interviews with the people who knew her best, Oscar®-winning filmmaker Kevin Macdonald unravels the mystery behind “The Voice,” who thrilled millions even as she struggled to make peace with her own troubled past.
Whitney comes to theaters July 6, 2018.