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The Whitney Houston ‘Biopic’ That Quietly Dropped On Netflix


“Beauty” is presently in Netflix’s high ten, so somebody is taking discover. Still, the movie did not have a Wikipedia web page till July 1, and as of this posting, has only been reviewed by seven outlets (largely main publications just like the trades and The New York Times). One wonders if Netflix is leery of a authorized battle within the midst of the streamer’s highly publicized financial struggles. The high quality of the movie cannot be a consideration, as a result of they proudly promoted the ghastly “Red Notice.”

For followers of the late diva, the absence of Houston’s music might be an unscalable hurdle. Thinly veiled biopics of cultural icons are typically dicey business propositions. Look at “Primary Colors,” “Up Close & Personal,” and “Last Days.” But that is however a pedigreed film with large names that is getting dumped onto the most important streaming service on the planet. I’m a Houston fan, and I did not notice it was accessible to observe on Netflix till somebody alerted me to film critic Noel Murray’s tweets. I really like Noel Murray, however in the event you’re utilizing Arkansan murderer to unfold consciousness on your film, I have to query your advertising and marketing efforts.

In any occasion, Whitney Houston deserved higher nearly each second of her life, and it is a kick within the intestine to see her life trivialized but once more.



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