The filmmaker has apparently been given "unprecedented" levels of access to Whitney's closest family and friends, alongside hours and hours of never before seen video from the singer's life, from childhood all the way through stardom.
The film is also set to include an interview with Clive Davis, the founder and head honcho at Arista Records and one of the chief execs at Sony's music label, who is widely regarded as the man who first brought Houston on to the national scene.
Macdonald, who has already won an Oscar for the powerful terrorism documentary One Day In September, said of his motivation centering on Whitney in the project:
As we reported on Friday, Strike A Pose will soon be premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival, and from what we can see so far, the documentary chronicling Madonna's backup dancers from her 1990 Blond Ambition world tour looks INCREDIBLE!!!
On Monday, the official trailer for the moving, nostalgic, and highly emotional documentary was released, and it undoubtedly touches everyone who was a fan of Madge during her golden years, through Vogue, and up until today!
The documentary — which chronicles the lives of Salim 'Slam' Gauwloos, Carlton Wilborn, Gabriel Trupin, and the four other dancers who took the stage with the superstar every night back in 1990 — looks to be a moving, emotional piece centered on LGBT issues, HIV/AIDS awareness, and much, much more.
Ch-ch-check out the official trailer (above) — we absolutely cannot wait to see this flick in theaters! A true hit!!!
Salim Gauwloos — better known as Slam — was one of the dancers on Madonna's Blond Ambition world tour back in 1991, and he even infamously danced in her iconic video for Vogue and starred in her Truth Or Dare documentary that year.
But he saved the juiciest part of the story for 2016!
The dancer, now 25 years removed from his iconic work with the Queen of Pop, is taking part in a brand new documentary called Strike A Pose that is premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival, and in it, he's ready to discuss his time with Madonna, his experiences as a backup dancer, and — surprisingly — how he went through that entire tour while HIV positive!
As we would later learn, Slam was one of three dancers on Madonna's tour — the other two being Carlton Wilborn and Gabriel Trupin — who was living with HIV during the 1991 tour and documentary shoot.
And now, Slam is opening up about that experience for the very first time!
While promoting the documentary, Slam told POZ about his HIV diagnosis, which he says he contracted four years before dancing with Madge:
And fans of the R&B star will soon be able to see a day in the life of RiRi in an upcoming documentary!
It's been announced that director Peter Berg will helm Rihanna — a documentary that will explore the songstress' meteoric rise to fame and give a behind-the-scenes look at the life of one of the biggest names in music!
This isn't the first time the filmmaker and musician have worked together. Berg directed the Barbados beauty in the 2012 film Battleship — which… was a big miss with critics and audiences.
The gorgeous gal confessed she was having a tough time coping, saying:
"I have to say, you know, when I lost Paul, I went through about a year of just being like an animal. Like, what could I do physically to just get my mind off of existentialism, get my mind off how transient life is and how we just come here and we can disappear at any moment?"
The actress explained that one of the things she did to take her mind off the tragic loss of her Fast & Furious costar was to go under the influence of a psychedelic plant called Ayahuasca.
The 37-year-old said her experience with the drug actually made her realize she was jealous that the late actor died before she did, adding:
So what does exec producer Selena Gomez think of all this controversy? It's pretty much what she was going for. She told the AP:
"We stayed very true to the book and that's initially what Jay Asher created, was a beautifully tragic, complicated yet suspenseful story, and I think that's what we wanted to do. We wanted to do it justice and, yeah, that's going to come no matter what. It's not an easy subject to talk about, but I'm very fortunate with how it's doing. I'm overwhelmed. I'm very proud of it."
Whatever your reaction to the show, it is getting a lot more people to talk about the problem of teen suicide.