IN THE SPOTLIGHT: Whitney

Last night at The Neon Movies I saw WHITNEY, the documentary about the legendary singer, Whitney Houston… powerful… exhilarating… painful… tender… appalling… and a stark reminder of life’s fragility even when one is on top of the world and seemingly strong.

hqdefaultWhen I left the theater I felt as though I’d been sucker-punched in the stomach.  I was not familiar with the tremendous amount of substance abuse that literally buried this star, nor some of the abuses she endured.  I was quite familiar with her mother, Cissy Houston, and her cousin, Dionne Warick, but there were so many other colorful folks who were a part of her life that were quite interesting.

I, at first, scoffed the idea of this documentary as just another cheap documentary. How wrong I was.

You will be uplifted by her music played throughout the movie, but expect to be pained by the story.

 

 

 

 

About Wright Flyer Guy

Darin is a single adoptive father, a teacher, playwright, and musical theatre director from Kettering, Ohio.
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