Trailer For Whitney Houston “Biopic”

Posted September 15, 2022 by with 2 comments

The word biopic is in quotes because this looks mostly like a re-creation of her music videos and live appearances, and that’s not a biopic for me. Whitney Houston was the greatest vocalist of my generation, yet she had one of the most tragic and depressing lives in pop music history, from her closeted lesbianism to her drug addiction and death, but you don’t see any of that in the trailer. The tagline “the Whitney you never knew” is hilarious, given that not only do we already know everything that’s in this trailer, you can just watch the original versions on YouTube right now. Hopefully I’m wrong and there’s more to it than this lazy feel-good made-for-TV-movie schmaltz, but I highly doubt it.