Whitney Houston’s Hidden Bisexuality Reveals in ‘I Wanna Dance With Somebody’ (Song and Biopic)

A biographical film I want to dance with someone It seems to be woven from the wool of the memory of the singer Whitney Houston, who died in 2012, and care for the public figure, who achieved success in music but dissatisfaction in life. The comfortable sweater that the film gives the artist treats him with obvious respect in difficult sequences that avoid showing what they evoke, ecstatic respect for those who delve into his greatness and complicity with the hardly any conflict they explore. His bisexuality.

Interestingly, Anthony McCarten wrote this two-and-a-half-hour script, signed on Bohemian Rhapsody whose main complaint was the erasure of Freddie Mercury’s bisexuality, turned gay in the film.

The film, which opens on December 21, is directed by actor and filmmaker Cassie Lemons (Harriet, death of an angel) was the second option, as the project was originally assigned to director Stella Magee, who left due to “creative differences”. Already in production, Maggie has announced the film’s best asset, the casting of British actress Naomie Ack as Whitney Houston.

Aki, who rose to fame with the role of Jana Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and participation in the famous British TV series The end of the f***ing worldShe’s great at impersonating Whitney Houston, a great casting feat.

Robbed by his girlfriend

Whitney Houston and Robin Crawford met as teenagers, before the artist’s musical career began. As depicted in the film, but A song for you. my life with whitney houston Crawford reminisces, the two were lovers during Houston’s early professional years. When she became independent, even without a music contract, they moved in together.

Crawford was her support in the early years, in the early 80s, despite the opposition of the singer’s parents, who are not so unexpected in the film, but are cheerfully in the field of professional advice: “Go out and see with young people. Guys, says John Huston, played by Clark Peters (The Wire, Brothers in Arms). Beyond the recreation of a classic scene of youthful emancipation—the couple pulls up to the front door amid maternal disbelief—Whitney’s mother (Tamara Tunney) doesn’t seem to put up much resistance. The film implies that keeping her relationship with Crawford a secret and even breaking up in order to “have a husband, children, a family” is Whitney’s decision.

In her book, Robin Crawford reveals that Whitney broke up with him shortly after signing a record deal with Arista, giving her a slate Bible one day in 1982. This detail is not seen in the film, but the religious tone is visible; The singer was a Baptist Christian, and in the film he and his family indicate that the relationship – without homosexuality, bisexuality or lesbianism – is “wrong”.

“He said that our relationship would no longer be physical because it would make our journey even more difficult. “He said if people found out, they would use it against us, and in the 80s we did,” Crawford wrote. “I kept it up and found comfort in my silence,” she adds.

From that moment on, Crawford agrees to stay by Houston’s side not only as a creative assistant, a job the singer created to bring her closer, but also as a confidant and a barrier against the world. Until Bobby Brown comes along and that’s the conflict the movie is based on.

Ashton Sanders (moon light) He also effectively plays singer Bobby Brown, Whitney Houston’s husband and father to their daughter, Bobbi Kristina. When the couple married in 1993, they were both world-famous pop stars and their lives were tabloid fodder. The public account of Whitney Houston’s descent into hell has always been linked to her relationship with Brown. In the film, after a stint in rehab, she vindicates him and admits that the drugs were there before her arrival. Famous episodes of abuse and mistreatment from Brown to Huston on celluloid are barely hinted at on stage where the abuse doesn’t go beyond the verbal.

Naomie Aki’s characterization as Whitney Houston is so impressive that it reaches a dazzling level of mimicry, but they avoid the star’s lowest moments, except for one scene of dark circles under her eyes. So much does the film try to avoid morbidness and create a shield of respectability that the gruesome final scene of her death, drowning in a bathtub while getting ready for a Grammy party, is barely visible in the water. The tap is dripping

There is also no reference to the tragic outcome of the daughter of both singers, Bobbi Kristina Brown, who died three years later, also found unconscious in the bathroom and died six months later in a coma.

Explains the character of Whitney Houston in one of the few and interesting scenes where her talent is highlighted not only as a performer, but also in identifying the songs of other composers, in which she sees what she can make her own, what it means I want to dance with someone. “When you really, really want to dance with someone, but for whatever reason you can’t,” she says, apparently referring to her relationship with Robin Crawford.

Cassie Lemons’ film goes some way to repairing not only the news debris of Whitney Houston’s downfall, but also the documentary’s. Whitney: It could be me (Showtime, 2016; not available on any platform) and which caused tension between Whitney, Robin, and Bobby as the cause of their emotional instability and even suggested that hiding their bisexuality was partly responsible for their path to self-destruction. drugs and alcohol. In addition to many other hidden conflicts in the artist’s life, the great voice of his generation, which is better explained than this. biographical Why was he punished so much, beyond being “bigger than the Beatles”.

Source: El Diario





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