Of course the new biopic movie being made about the life of the permanent A list singer/drug user/horrible taste in a husband is being made with the permission of the estate.
That means there will be no mention of the long term relationship the singer had with another woman.
That whole thing will be glossed over just like what the writer did with Freddie Mercury.
‘Our friendship was intimate on all levels’: Robyn Crawford on her love for Whitney Houston
The story told by Robyn Crawford in the pages of A Song For You, an account of her decades-long relationship with Whitney Houston is tender, moving and painful to read, the history of a friendship that is also a love story. More acutely, it is the story of two women who, for the entirety of Houston’s life, concealed the sexual origins of that relationship, amid intense and often prurient speculation. Meanwhile, Crawford was harangued, marginalised, and allegedly threatened with violence by the singer’s family. “I found comfort in my silence,” says Crawford, whose decision to write the book was in part a rebuke to the tabloidisation of her friend’s legacy. But it’s the silence that lingers. Reading her book, one gets the chilling sense not only of how alien things were in the very recent past, but of a story that shouldn’t be repeated in the future.
To break any silence is difficult – never mind one enforced over decades, at the risk of huge commercial damage to a brand as valuable as Houston’s. Even seven years after the singer’s death, Crawford clearly continues to struggle. In her publisher’s New York office, the 55-year-old is softly spoken and elegant, choosing her words with the care of someone still half stuck in the mindset of shielding her friend.
Crawford and Houston were teenagers when they met at a community centre in East Orange, New Jersey, the singer the younger by three years. “There was an instant connection,” Crawford says. She was a basketball star, home from college; Houston was still in high school. “And we clicked,” she says. “She told me she was a singer and that she went to Mount St Dominic Academy, and I told her I was playing basketball and in college. We were two friends – it wasn’t like we met at a club. It was something that happened in the flow of a friendship.” – Source
Whitney Houston biopic moves forward as Bohemian Rhapsody screenwriter signs up
A Whitney Houston feature film biopic is moving forward with the sign up of Bohemian Rhpasody screenwriter Anthony McCarten.
The Clive Davis-produced project also now has a title, I Wanna Dance with Somebody.
McCarten, who will pen the script for the production, has vowed to ‘authentically’ tell the iconic singer’s story, following her death in 2012 aged 48.
He said in a statement: ‘We are incredibly lucky to have the support and input of many of the key people who knew Whitney the best and who were there at the time, in the making of this film.
‘I am working closely with all of them, to authentically tell the extraordinary story of a peerless talent, taken from us too soon.’ – Source
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