Set to premiere at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival today, the new Kevin Macdonald documentary Whitney delves into the life of Whitney Houston, peaking into unseen corners through rare footage of the artist herself and through the lenses of those closest to her. The film features interviews from her friends, family, and management, as well as behind the scenes footage of Houston rehearsing, resting, and sharing thoughts about Paula Abdul.
The trailer touches on multiple hot-button issues that surrounded Houston, as a disembodied voice fires off questions about drug choice, addiction, her relationships with Bobby Brown and Robyn Crawford.
Finally, Brown and Houston's mother, Cissy, appear to get emotional while discussing the late pop icon.
"Robyn was her safety net".
Whitney Houston apparently wasn't a fan of fellow diva Paula Abdul back in the day. Another follows up, saying: "His heart was, he wanted to be on the stage".
Whitney Houston broke more music industry records than any other female singer in history. "He wanted to be in the forefront, and eventually she stepped down to lift him up".
And, of course, Houston's own voice - specifically, her memorable 1991 performance of "The Star-Spangled Banner" at Super Bowl XXV - is showcased in the trailer.