A Biopic About Bobbi Kristina Brown Is Coming
“You heard the news, you never heard the story,” the trailer for TV One’s biopic about Bobbi Kristina Brown opens. “Until now.”
Bobbi Kristina, the daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, was found unresponsive in a bathtub in January 2015. She passed away in July after being in a medically induced coma for six months. Her story is sad, and the trailer, titled Bobbi Kristina, looks to capture a lot of those emotions. From living in the shadows of her mother to the contentious relationship with her boyfriend Nick Gordon, who was later found liable for her death, the film won’t be light by any means.
There’s no word on whether the project has received a thumbs up from the Houston estate, but we have a hard time thinking they’d approve. For one, it’s only been two years since Brown’s tragic death. For two, the Lifetime biopic created about Whitney already received backlash from the family. “There is often a fine line that separates elevation and degradation in the industry,” Pat Houston, Whitney’s sister-in-law, said in a statement back in 2015. “To go after someone who cannot correct what you get wrong, someone who—like so many people, and especially women—struggled to hold up their humanity and live with dignity despite their personal challenges, is wrong.”
We have similar reservations regarding this Bobbi Kristina film. But, as Pat hints, this isn’t the first time a questionable biopic has been released, and it won’t be the last. "You should not be surprised that someone decided to do a made for TV biopic… It happens every day."
Bobbi Kristina airs October 8 on TV One.