She's this attractive woman but she's very closed in her demeanor.
In the film, Houston's brother Gary Houston told Macdonald that a female family member had molested him from the ages of seven to nine. "My mother and father were gone a lot, so we stayed with a lot of different people ... four, five different families who took care of us", said Gary in the documentary.
Jones shared in the doc that the traumatizing experience caused Houston to question her own sexuality and perpetuated her drug problems later in life. Some of the people who sat down for interviews include Houston's ex-husband Bobby Brown, Arista Records founder Clive Davis (who discovered her), and Kevin Costner with whom she co-starred in The Bodyguard.
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The second and more "official" feature documentary about the steep, upsetting parabola of Whitney Houston's life, Kevin Macdonald's Whitney comes about a year after Whitney: Can I Be Me, Nick Broomfield's exploration of her pressurised career and drug-assisted burnout.
So what do we know about Whitney Houston's allege abuser, Dee Dee Warwick? Warwick is the late sister of singer Dionne Warwick. Dee Dee was twice nominated for a Grammy Award and also sang backup for Wilson Pickett, Aretha Franklin and others. For one, she would always bring her daughter, Bobbi Kristina, on tour with her because Houston was usually abused by Warwick when Houston's mother, Cissy Houston, was on tour. He told me that he was abused by a woman in the family, and Pat Houston told me that, yes, Whitney had said to her, "This is what happened". "If you can't know who you are", says Jones, "then nothing's gonna save you". Relatives admit oblivion and tears are shed, but her legacy is clarified. "She used to say, 'I wonder if I did something to make her think I wanted her, '" recalls Jones.
Speaking ahead of the film's premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival in June, the Scot said: "All the experts I spoke to about this area and this issue told me it's best to talk about these things and best for them to be out". "It was lift the burden off you"'.
Macdonald told Vanity Fair that Cissy Houston has been informed that the accusation is made in the documentary. "But I felt that by the end of the kind of investigation, if I can call it that, I did sort of feel like we'd uncovered a couple of key things that unlocked really important elements of her, and that made you sympathize with her a bit more..." he said.