Official Trailer for Doc 'Whitney: Can I Be Me' About Whitney Houston
by Alex Billington
June 14, 2017
"Success doesn't change you, fame does." Showtime has debuted the first official trailer for a documentary titled Whitney: Can I Be Me, telling the full story of singer/actress Whitney Houston's extraordinary life and tragic death. The doc premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year, and will be released by Showtime later this summer. Houston is the only artist to chart seven consecutive #1 Billboard Hot 100 songs, and she released seven studio albums and two soundtrack albums over the course of her singing career. She was found dead in her bathtub inside of her guest room at a hotel in Los Angeles in 2012. This trailer is a good sell, ending with the claim that she died of a broken heart. This looks like it's worth a watch.
Here's the official trailer for Nick Broomfield & Rudi Dolezal's doc Whitney: Can I Be Me, from YouTube:
By the time Whitney Elizabeth Houston was 15, she was singing background vocals for Chaka Khan, Lou Rawls, and Jermaine Jackson. In 1983 Whitney signed a worldwide recording contract with Clive Davis's Arista Records. However her success came with its fair share of drug use, love affairs, and scandals. Whitney: Can I Be Me is directed by filmmakers Nick Broomfield (Battle for Haditha, Sarah Palin: You Betcha!, Tales of the Grim Sleeper) & Rudi Dolezal (Falco - Die ultimative Doku, "Austropop-Legenden"). This doc first premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year, and is also playing at a few other fests. Showtime will release the documentary starting on August 26th later this summer. Who wants to see this?
A vocal gymnast.
kitano0 on Jun 14, 2017
Some people can wear fame, while for others the fame wears them.
DAVIDPD on Jun 14, 2017
I liked her as a teenager. After that I forgot, mostly, about her existence. And then, she suddenly died. Looks like rich folks cry and can be unhappy, too ...
shiboleth on Jun 14, 2017
She had a great voice, but made some of the worst music. Seemed Whitney was heavy into the drugs since the beginning, but it was all kept under wraps as part of her goody image. Lots of neglect going on there. Seeing her become a full blown junkie at the end was sad, she reminded me of folk I meet at the shops that are getting their methadone or valium prescription, but with better outfits.
Carpola on Jun 14, 2017
These "meteoric rise" documentaries that inevitably lead to the "depths of despair" endings are as formulaic as a summer blockbuster. Like a lot of teen boys, I had this thing for Whitney early on. We all know the tragedy. Why couldn't someone focus on those early years, showing just how crazy popular she was in the 80's? In 85 and 87, it seemed like she was everywhere long before social media made even the worst performer all over your feed. There's a story in all that somewhere. I'm not interested in another tragedy about a music star past their prime dying.
Quanah on Jun 14, 2017
One of the most tragic stories in modern music history.... she went from queen to crack whore in the span of a decade....sad....
TheOct8pus on Jun 15, 2017
So basically 2 hours of someone getting stoned to the point they drop dead? Great...can't wait..
Jzpr on Jun 19, 2017
I actually miss her. She's possibly the greatest singer of my generation.
ragethorn on Aug 13, 2017
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