Pop and R&B legend Janet Jackson is expected to share intimate yet-unseen details about her personal life later this month at the premiere of her new documentary Janet on Lifetime.
On Saturday, A&E and Lifetime unveiled a new three-minute trailer for episode one of the two-part docuseries, which is scheduled to begin airing on January 28.
Janet and her brother Randy Jackson executive produced the four-hour film, which has been filmed for the past five years, according to Rolling Stone.
The latest trailer for the film shows the highlights of Janet’s life and career – from her and her humble beginnings in Gary, Indiana, to her feelings for her legendary late brother, Michael Jackson, and the death in 2018 of his father Joseph.
“So far you have been very discreet about your personal life. Why did you want to make this documentary? an interviewer asks Janet during the trailer.
“It’s just something that needs to be done,” Jackson replies.
A scene from the new A&E and Lifetime documentary about Janet Jackson “Janet”. (Credit: Lifetime)
Other celebrities including Whoopi Goldberg, Mariah Carey, King Regina, Ciara, Janelle monae, Tyler Perry, Missy Elliott, and Paula Abdel – who were witnessed and influenced by Janet’s legendary career, weigh in on her life and accomplishments in the trailer.
Teyana Taylor and Samuel L. Jackson also share their feelings in the film.
“She’s a big part of the image that came out today,” Monae told an interviewer in the clip.
The film also tells the little-known tale of what it was like for Janet to grow up with her famous brothers Jackson 5, whose sometimes abusive childhood arguably received more public attention than that of their equally sisterly sister. famous.
“There were times when I just didn’t understand where I was really fitting in,” Janet said during the clip. “My father was very strict. He was responsible for my life, my career. My dad said, ‘You’re going to sing.’ “
Janet Jackson and Randy Jackson visit family in Gary, Indiana, in a scene from A&E and Lifetime’s new documentary about Janet Jackson, “Janet.” (Credit: Lifetime)
Janet reveals in trailer that her closest sibling relationship was with her brothers Randy and Michel. The trailer also promises never-before-seen footage of the pop star’s private life.
Clip shows Janet brewing a bottle, presumably for her son Eissa Al Mana to whom she gave birth in 2017.
The singer’s tumultuous romances with her ex-husbands James DeBarge and Wissam Al Mana are also addressed with his notorious halftime performance of Super Bowl XXXVIII with Justin Timberlake in 2004.
“They build you up and then once you’re there they’re so quick to tear you down,” the Control singer says as pictures and headlines on her “wardrobe dysfunction” with Timberlake flashes on the screen.
The edit is immediately followed by a video of Randy informing him that the Timberlake team invited them to perform with him again at Super Bowl LII in 2018.
Janet’s expression remains stoic in the trailer, as she contemplated the request during the clip.
The premiere of the film, directed by Ben Hirsch, will take place almost 40 years after Janet’s debut album in 1982 launched her historic career.
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