This will clearly date me but y'all know I ain't a spring-chicken -- the first cassette tape I ever owned was Whitney Houston's single of "Greatest Love of All." It had her famous rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" on its flip-side! Those were the days. Taking it out and flipping over a cassette tape so you could listen to one song, then again for another, then again for the first, forever and ever. God life was so simple in the 80s. Anyway Whitney was my favorite as a wee gayling, my personal pop diva, I adored her and I continue to adore her today even if 1) as I grew older I grew away from her sort of pop-music and 2) I get incredibly sad now when I think about how her life ended. So needless to say I'm willing to overlook the spot on the poster for her biopic where it says "From the writer of Bohemian Rhapsody" (god why would you advertise that???) and just be excited about the movie; especially by the fact that this was directed by Kasi Lemmons, of Eve's Bayou fame. (Also as an actress of Silence of the Lambs and Candyman fame, the horror queen). I really want and hope that this is good! Whitney damn deserves it. Here's the trailer:
I Wanna Dance With Somebody is out on December 23rd.
Yes---Let's date ourselves---My gay roommate in the AF came running in with a new album he bought in town-Wiesbaden, Germany-yelling we got to hear this new young thing---This was around 1985---What a talent---Sad indeed how she and Bobbie Christina life's ended---I would watch the movie IF the family has not touched it in any way ---Yes, the estate would have to give permission for the music BUT I want the unvarnished truth---Like her drug problem was not a Bobby Brown thing----Whitney started dabbling in drugs long before she came on the music scene---The pressures of fame, herself, and financial resources exacerbated the use---Her lesbianism---The mirror is cracked---Let's have the truth---
PS---Saw the trailer you provided---We are getting there---I do not trust Clive Davis as far as I can spit---Family and money---Can be a bad mix----
Are you sure it was a Cassette single cos I thought Whitney's I wanna dance was one of the first.
Yes 100% sure -- it obviously came out later since she didn't do the "Star Spangled Banner" until 1991 and that was the second side
I'm curious if anyone has written anywhere about why these biopics of Black Americans so often cast British actors in the roles (David Oyelowo as MLK, Cynthia Erivo as Harriet Tubman, Daniel Kaluuya as Fred Hampton, etc.).
It gives me Lifetime movie vibes.
If you haven't seen the Whitney 2018 Documentary film, you are missing a incredible film. It will bring you to tears!
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