Watch now: Full-length trailer for Whitney Houston documentary debuts

Watch now: Full-length trailer for Whitney Houston documentary debuts

From director Kevin Macdonald ("Marley"), "Whitney", was executive produced by the Houston family and does not shy from the tragedy of the singer's drug abuse, emotional woe and the dizzying highs of her journey.

Officially sanctioned by Whitney's estate, it features the singer as she deals with her family life, fame, and struggles with drug addiction.

Macdonald suspected that there was "something wrong" with Houston after watching footage of her past interviews in preparation for the film project, he said. It's curious that Cissy appears only at the very start of the film, interviewed briefly in the very church where her daughter's funeral took place. And she said to me, "I just don't understand what happened, she was the most lovely girl, ' and this was someone who knew her really well".

Miss Jones claimed the abuse made Whitney "question her sexual preference" - prompting her to demonstrate that she was heterosexual by marrying Bobby Brown.

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"That led somebody to tell me, 'Whitney told me she was abused, ' but they wouldn't go on camera", Macdonald said.

According to Jones, the molestation had a profound and lingering affect on Houston's life.

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Gary Houston, Whitney's half-brother, also says he was sexually abused when he was ages seven to nine by a female family member in the film.

Whitney, which is directed by the Scottish film-maker Kevin Macdonald, premiered at the Cannes film festival on Thursday. "She's this lovely woman but she's very closed in her demeanor".

"I think she was ashamed".

Check out the trailer as it teases revelations about Houston's longtime friend and assistant Robyn Crawford and the nature of their relationship.

"I initially thought the story was maybe about her sexuality-that she was somebody who was not able to be gay [publicly]..."

EW has reached out to reps for Dionne Warwick and the filmmaker for further comment.

The Whitney Houston documentary, Whitney, won't hit screens until July 6, but judging from the hot-off-the-press trailer, it will be worth the wait.

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