Directed by Oscar victor Kevin Macdonald, the film explores the late singer's life and features interviews with those closest to her. Using never-before-seen archival footage, exclusive demo recordings, rare performances, audio archives and original interviews with the people who knew her best, Oscar-winning filmmaker Kevin Macdonald unravels the mystery behind "The Voice", who thrilled millions even as she struggled to make peace with her own troubled past.
Later in the trailer, the diva's close friend and assistant Robyn Crawford, a woman Houston was rumored to be romantically linked to, is addressed.
"Robyn was her safety net".
"Her voice, I was totally knocked out", says music industry magnate Clive Davis, who aided Houston's meteoric rise to stardom. Another adds: "His heart was, he wanted to be on the stage". Whereas the teaser gave us an ebullient Whitney Houston rehearsing with backup dancers and showcasing her trademark vocals, the trailer gets into the meat of the documentary with emotional recollections of the late singer.
In the first teaser trailer released in April Houston's mother, Cissy Houston, says, "You have three places to sing from: heart, mind, guts". "Paula Abdul ain't shit", she says. "That girl is singing off key on the record". "She was attractive", she said, "her heart".