Whitney Houston’s Documentary Aims to Reveal Her True Persona and an Untold Secret
In the documentary, many of Whitney’s close confidantes, friends, peers and close relatives reveal untold details about the person Whitney was.
Kevin MacDonald has created an interesting documentary on Whitney Houston’s tragic life story called “Whitney.” The documentary focuses on the late singer’s journey to stardom, her public image, how it deteriorated and the real person behind the legend.
In the documentary, many of Whitney’s close confidantes, friends, peers and close relatives reveal untold details about the person Whitney was. The documentary also reveals a big family secret. It discloses that Whitney Houston was sexually abused by a family member when she was a child. The late singer’s brother Gary Houston revealed that the abuser was none other than her late cousin Dee Dee Warwick. Dee Dee Warwick was the sister of the famous American singer Dionne Warwick.
Pat Houston- Gary Houston’s wife opened up to Fox about the abuse and how the family dealt with it after learning about it. “It was tough for it to be revealed because it is so personal,” Pat said of the long-time family secret.
“You know, it’s a very embarrassing thing to talk about family members and you just have to know that you’re not responsible for other people’s actions. It was very difficult to deal with that part of the film,” she told Fox News at the “Whitney” press junket in New York City on June 27. She discussed how the family struggled to address the other challenges in Whitney’s life.
Pat addressed another controversial phase of the late singer’s life. The singer’s friendship with best friend and former assistant- Robyn Crawford. Pat revealed that the two of them were very close. Despite the documentary showing some intimate moments between the pair, Pat believes that the pair were just good friends who were incredibly close. “All I’ve ever seen was two women that loved each other,” Pat said, and then clarified that the once inseparable duo were just friends. “They were friends that you hang out with, do everything with and it was obvious that they were friends because she ended up marrying Bobby Brown, of course.”
The creator of the documentary MacDonald believes otherwise. He believes that their relationship was beyond friendship. MacDonald wanted to rope in Crawford herself in the film as her revelations would be crucial to unraveling who Whitney was as a human being but unfortunately, she refused to be interviewed. “She um-ed and ah-ed for a few months about whether or not she was going to do it and then she declined. But she is the voice I feel I am missing from the film” said MacDonald. And there is Whitney’s relationship with her husband Bobby Brown with whom she was for fourteen years. Their relationship was a roller coaster ride according to Pat.
Both Pat and MacDonald believe that Whitney’s documentary will help the world to understand her as a person as she was often misunderstood. The documentary’s objective is to unravel the real “Whitney” behind her multi-faceted persona. This documentary was shown at the Cannes Film Festival in the month of May.