Tonight, Lifetime is choosing to air its latest controversial made-for-TV movie in “Whitney,” and like so many that have come before it, the family of late singing icon Whitney Houston is not exactly happy with it for a variety of reasons.
In a new post on Houston’s official website, Whitney’s sister-in-law Pat Houston published a letter that airs out a variety of different concerns all about the project, which include everything from the way in which the movie was made to how few of the family members had advance access to it. She also went on to say that the experience of the crew and the way the movie is made is definitely not something that was in the family’s wishes:
“I question the morality of the making of this because of the lack of experience knowing Whitney’s life. Never would Whitney allow her story to be told by an inexperienced team and how naïve of anyone to think otherwise, unless you’re caught up in illusions of grandeur that you can just do anything and people will accept it. This made for TV movie is certainly not a trailer to Whitney’s life story.”
One of the biggest issues that we’ve had with these life stories is that they always feel rushed, and we’re not quite sure if you can tell a proper life story without a better sense of distance behind it. It gives you more time to analyze all perspectives, work on the script, and then really ensure that it is everything you and the target audience want to see.
The one major thing that tonight’s biopic has is Angela Bassett as a director.
What do you think: Does Houston’s family have a beef, and do you wish that Lifetime would stop making some of these quickie films in general? Let us know with a comment, and head over here to get some other TV updates sent over to you via our CarterMatt Newsletter. (Photo: Lifetime.)