On Tuesday, Showtime released a sentimental trailer for the new Whitney Houston documentary, Whitey: Can I Be Me.
The documentary, which’s title is inspired by Houston’s favorite saying ‘Can I be me,’ shares private details about the late pop legend’s rise to fame and personal life. While people comment on the singer’s life, images of Houston’s performances, interviews, and backstage videos can be seen throughout the trailer.
Several people who knew Houston commented on the obstacles she faced during her time in the spotlight. Some said, “Her rise to fame just took the wind out of her” while others believed that the longer she remained in the public eye, the more difficult it was to get out.
Perhaps one of the most profound moments of the trailer was hearing Houston say, “Success doesn’t change you, fame does.” According to E! News, the film reveals how Houston felt trapped not being able to do what she wanted in her life and her career.
Whitney: Can I Be Me received high praise at the Tribeca Film Festival, so it is likely that critics will welcome the documentary with positive reviews when it premieres on Showtime on August 26.
The trailer can be seen here: