Wanna know how terrible — absolutely terrible — Lifetime’s “biopic” on the late Whitney Houston was? Producers had to get Deborah Cox had to sing karaoke-style covers of her songs, because the family would not allow Lifetime to use the original versions. And, let the movie tell it, Bobby Brown was a model of perfection who fell into drugs thanks to Whitney Houston.
(Meanwhile, BET’s The New Edition Movie showed that Bobby’s cocaine usage was partly responsible for him getting kicked out of the group, in 1986. Bobby and Whitney first met each other in 1989. One of these things is not like the others.)
Well, from the looks of it, Showtime will rectify any blasphemy of Lifetime with their own documentary on Whitney Houston, Can I Be Me? Airing August 26th, the documentary paints a more sobering picture of the influential songstress as she traipsed through the music industry: she was carefully cultivated to be the “All-American” girl, from her pop-oriented music down to her look, despite her objections to want to delve into more urban sounds.
The preview alone depicts Whitney in a much more humane light than any second of the Lifetime movie. Watch it below.