Music and controversies: Whitney Houston’s Story hits theaters this Thursday (12)

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Get your tissues and voice ready! I Wanna Dance with Somebody: The Whitney Houston Story – a biopic that tells the singer’s trajectory arrives this Thursday (12) in cinemas across the country. The film had a preview in São Paulo on Tuesday night (10).

From a New Jersey choir girl to one of the most record-breaking and award-winning artists of all time, known as The Voice, Whitney broke barriers with her vocal power and broke records, surpassing the Beatles and Elvis Presley, who for a long time led the top of the music charts. U.S.

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“There is a celebration to be had for Whitney,” says Bafta Award winner Naomi Ackie, who plays the icon in the film.

“We can look back now and know there was no one like her. It’s been over a decade and there’s still no one like her,” says the actress.

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The film celebrates the diva but, with great respect, also elevates the woman behind the artist, focusing on troubled and profound issues in her personal life.

The work deals with Whitney’s sexuality, revealing in the first few minutes the affective relationship she had with her best friend Robin Crawford – always implied behind the scenes – and reveals the singer’s restlessness with her true essence, showing a Whitney who fought internally with whoever she wanted. to be.

The biopic deals with the troubled relationships experienced by her – the discussions between her parents, the abusive relationship of her father (the singer’s former manager) over her because of the money and the turbulent relationship with her ex-husband, singer Bobby Brown.

Chemical dependency, the battle she fought against addiction, rehabilitation and the consequences of drugs in her behind-the-scenes life are also present in the film. Added to all this dilemma, the film reveals an exhausted Whitney, who just wanted – but could not stop: “Every black woman is exhausted”, she says in the film.

The biopic is almost a musical, with a celebration of the main songs performed by Whitney Houston, which are sewn to the moments of her life. A song for every moment.

Houston fans, a good time to let your voices out at the movies and, of course, guarantee some good tears.

“We sought to make the film a rich, beautiful, moving and very human tribute to a great talent, one of the greatest we will see”, says the film’s director Kasi Lemmons.

Directed by Lemmons, written by Oscar nominee Anthony McCarten, produced by legendary music producer Clive Davis, who produced the singer for many years, the film is a portrait of the complex and multifaceted woman behind the voice.

“I Wanna Dance with Somebody: The Whitney Houston Story” also marks the 10th anniversary of the singer’s death, who was found dead in February 2012 in a bathtub after an accident that would be linked to drug use.

The singer is gone but the icon remains and inspires and inspired many current singers, such as Beyoncé, and was a milestone in acceptance and representation in the black music movement and even in black representation on screen.

Source: CNN Brasil

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