It’s been over five years since Whitney Houston’s tragic death. Now a new documentary seeks to shed light on what Houston was like as a person. Nick Broomfield’s Whitney Houston documentary, titled ‘Whitney. ‘Can I Be Me’,’ will air on Showtime August 26th. The film premiered at the at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York this April and arrives in theaters across the U.K. this Friday. The trailer for the movie also debuted last month.
The doc promises to shed light on the late icon’s extraordinary career, as well as her struggles with fame, addiction and image as a pop star in the public eye.
Whitney: ‘Can I Be Me’’ includes behind-the-scenes clips, performance footage, and interview excerpts. The trailer also includes a rare interview with Houston herself: “Success doesn't change you,” she said. “Fame does.”
The documentary will also explore why Houston “couldn't do what she wanted to do, either professionally or in her personal life” despite the fact that she had more consecutive No. 1 hits than The Beatles and was recognized as having one of the greatest voices of all time.