Controversial Kurt and Courtney director set to take on Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston as an icon will never die. Even though the star passed away in 2012, her legacy lives on, and the life of her family still remains front page news. From her rise to musical fame, to her tumultuous relationship with her husband, to the tragic passing of her daughter last July, Houston’s life seems as if it was tailor-made for a documentary. The latest director attempting to do Houston justice is Nick Broomfield, who you may remember from 1998's Kurt and Courtney, 2003's Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer, and 2002's Biggie and Tupac. Kurt and Courtney was particularly controversy for perpetuated the idea that Courtney Love orchestrated the death of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain. Perhaps a little controversy is what a Whitney Houston documentary needs. We all remember last year’s Lifetime biopic Whitney, which was panned by critics. Sarah Rodman of the Boston Globe said of the film, “One day a great film might be made about Houston’s life, but Whitney is not it.” Maybe that “one day” will come when Broomfield takes the reigns. He will give it an injection of controversy, and a punch of interesting ― exactly what a Houston doc needs. According to I.D Magazine, “Broomfield's Whitney goes in search of the forces that made and then destroyed the singer who has been described as having one of the greatest voices of the last 50 years." No release date has been set, however, whenever it premiers, I will be watching. Will you?
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