Clive Davis “Firmly Dedicated” To Whitney Houston Biopic!
Music mogul Clive Davis says that he is “firmly dedicated” to presenting the “full story” of the late Whitney Houston in an upcoming biopic. Read on…
CelebNMusic247.com reports that Clive Davis has criticized two previous documentaries about his former protégée, 2015’s ‘Whitney’ and 2017’s ‘Whitney: Can I Be Me’, for being too sensationalist and focusing too much on her struggles.
Clive Davis says that he has “been terribly disappointed in the two documentaries on Whitney. The first that came out was totally sensationalizing and told from the Bobby Brown family’s perspective and it was not Whitney.”
The 88-year-old record producer, A&R executive, music industry executive, and lawyer told MOJO:
I’m working very hard to collaborate with the right people, creative people, so that Whitney Houston’s biopic tells the full true story of Whitney as I know it…It’s not that I want to whitewash any of the lethal battles she had against drugs, addiction, or not to tell the tragedy of her premature death, but she was so much more than that.
Clive Davis insisted it is important to focus just as much on the career of the late singer – who accidentally drowned in her bathtub aged 48 in 2012.
Her music, her talent, her genius, it has got to co-star with that or you don’t get the full picture of the person. So I am firmly dedicated to making sure the biopic of Whitney presents the full story, which has not remotely surfaced yet.
The second one, the director called me up and told me that, although I’d met with him for five hours and I was supposed to meet with him for 10 additional hours and I’ve offered him private footage from my Grammy parties and stuff, that I would not be in his documentary.
He goes on to say:
And I was the only one really there from the time I signed her. He also said he wouldn’t interview [her producers] Babyface or David Foster and that the music would not be a part of it.