"Whitney" Trailer Premieres Ahead Of Its Cannes Film Festival Debut

Ahead of a midnight premiere screening at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, the first official trailer for Kevin Macdonald's Whitney Houston documentary, Whitney, was released Wednesday morning. "Pat Houston [Gary's wife], who's here, told me that, yeah, Whitney had told her this but not given any details". It's curious that Cissy appears only at the very start of the film, interviewed briefly in the very church where her daughter's funeral took place.

"Being a child-being seven, eight, nine years old-and being molested by a female family member of mine". Dee Dee passed away in 2008, four years before Houston died after drowning in a bathtub, which was caused in part by heart disease and cocaine use. "Whitney", which was made with the cooperation of Houston's estate, provides intimate insight into the late singer's personal life and struggles.

While Houston was a decorated singer who garnered hit records around the world and dozens of awards, the star also battled drug addiction throughout her life.

Whitney debuted at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival in a midnight screening on Wednesday and the first official US trailer just hit the web. 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.

"There was something about her discomfort in her own skin, something about the way she presents or hides herself, her lack of overt sexuality", Macdonald told the publication. In the three minute clip, Macdonald promises to answer all the "questions you want asked", namely about Houston's relationships with Brown and her longtime friend and rumored lover, Robyn Crawford. In the documentary called simply Whitney, the creators claim that Whitney's cousin and singer Dee Dee Warwick sexually abused her when she was little.

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Macdonald suspected that there was "something wrong" with Houston after watching footage of her past interviews in preparation for the film project, he said. She was a lovely woman, but she was never particularly sexy. "I think it's all about her family, really". "There was something preventing her, in some way, from expressing her real self".

EW has reached out to reps for Dionne Warwick and the filmmaker for further comment.

The film is expected to hit theatres on July 6.

Sarah Rodman provided additional reporting for this story.

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