There’s a trend going around in Hollywood with musicians and networks. Every so often an artist will release a documentary about their very public life and the secrets behind their biggest career headlines. While it depends on the subject matter at hand, very few manage to capture the attention span of society outside their fan base. The projects are just another way for the rich and famous to profit more in a way that’s very harmful to what the art form of documentaries achieves. The latest musical artist to release a doc is icon Janet Jackson and it seems she’s here to redefine the genre in a major way.
Janet Jackson released the trailer for the upcoming doc, JANET, and it’s full of drama and heart. Teaming up with Lifetime and A&E, JANET looks to give viewers a never-before-seen raw look into what made Janet Jackson the household name we have all come to know and love. From her early start in films to her Hall of Fame musical catalog, Janet doesn’t shy away from the most pressuring questions.
In the trailer, Janet spoke about how the infamous Micheal Jackson’s sexual misconduct affected her over the years. Jackson didn’t hold back words or emotions about the subject.
“Guilty by association,” she admits. “Because that’s what they call it, right?”
Part one of the two-part film will be released on January 28th, the 40th anniversary of Jackson’s 1982 self-titled debut album. The documentary has been years in the making and features footage from Jackson’s personal and public life. The trailer shows interview segments from some of the biggest musical legends including Missy Elliott, Mariah Carey, Q-Tip, and Janelle Monae.
You can watch the trailer below.