The second trailer for the upcoming Whitney Houston biopic has been released, and it's making us fall in love with the icon all over again.
Note: You might end up watching the trailer multiple times... We don't blame you. Directed by the widely acclaimed Kasi Lemmons, known for Eve’s Bayou and most recently, Harriet, I Wanna Dance With Somebody centers Houston’s rise to fame, as she pushes through backlash as a black woman singer in a predominantly white genre and emerges as a legend.“Music is not a color.
It has no boundaries,” Naomi Ackie says as Houston in the trailer. “I sing what I want to sing, be how I want to be.”The recently released trailer weaves some of Houston's most iconic moments (ie- singing the national anthem at the 1991 Super Bowl) with moments that viewers can only assume were her most difficult.
Encasing it all— snippets of the beloved single “I Will Always Love You," teasing an answer to the question fans throughout the decades have asked— Who is Whitney?Having undergone such a tragic death, mystery and intrigue often shadow the icon's legacy.