Whitney Houston: Can I Be Me is hitting cinemas on June 16 [HBO]
Whitney Houston: Can I Be Me takes the viewer behind-the-scenes of the late singer’s life and includes interviews with her nearest and dearest.
The film is directed by British filmmaker Nick Broomfield, who famously made the critically-acclaimed documentaries Biggie & Tupac, Kurt & Courtney, and Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer.
The film uses archive footage of Whitney, her late daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown, her ex-husband Bobby Brown and Robyn Crawford – Whitney’s best friend and reported lover.
Whitney Houston with Bobby Brown, Cissy Houston and Robyn Crawford. [Getty]
The documentary alleges that the How Will I Know singer was bisexual and had a long-running relationship with Robyn.
Whitney’s mother, Cissy Houston, also appears in the documentary as an interviewee as does her former bodyguard David Roberts, on whom The Bodyguard was loosely based.
In the film David says Bobby – who was married to Houston from 1992-2007 – and Robyn used to clash all the time.
Whitney and Cissy Houston in the documentary archive footage [HBO]
“Bobby Brown and Robyn Crawford were like fire and ice. They hated each other,” David claims.
“They’d battle for her affections. Bobby and Robyn had some physical altercations and there were times he wasn’t always the winner.”
Roberts also claims that if the people in charge of Whitney’s affairs took his reports of her drug use seriously she and Bobbi would’ve been alive today.
Whitney Houston: Can I Be Me is in cinemas on June 16