A new trailer has been released for the highly anticipated Janet Jackson documentary, JANET, has been released and quickly reminds viewers that the iconic musician is in control. The documentary, which was announced earlier this year, has actually been in the making and in preparation for five years. The film, which will be split into two parts, will provide a closer and more intimate look at the singer’s life, career, and everything in between. Luckily, fans won’t have to wait too long as the first part of the two-night series will debut on January 28, 2022 at Lifetime and A&E.
The trailer doesn’t shy away from difficult and sensitive topics and assures fans that they can look forward to further exploration of topics like her childhood, early years of her career, motherhood, her romantic history, the famous Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime “events”. , and how the allegations against his brother, Michael Jackson, affected his career.
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In this three-minute promo, they also explore the influence his father had on his career as well as the pressures that come with having one of the music industry’s most iconic last names. Nonetheless, despite the many trials and tribulations in her life, Janet Jackson was able to become one of the most influential artists in the music industry and is considered a living legend by many.
The trailer also features several key points, including the many high-profile celebrities acknowledging Jackson’s legacy and influence. Mariah Carey, Ciara, Samuel L. Jackson, Janelle Monae, Missy Elliott, Whoopi Goldberg, Regina King, Tyler Perry, and Teyana Taylor are some of the celebrities who are seen praising Jackson, with Samuel L. Jackson even called it “the greatest show woman”.
As an entertainer known for maintaining privacy, the level of access to his private life in this documentary is unprecedented for him, but the Control singer admits in the three-minute clip that this was something that needed to be done. Therefore, JANET will include never-before-seen snippets, snippets from personal archives, and comments from friends, family, and industry associates. And in celebration of his multi-decade career, JANET will also commemorate the 40th anniversary of Jackson’s eponymous debut album released in 1982.
This documentary was directed by Ben Hirsch and produced by Workerbee and the Associated Entertainment Corporation. Jackson and his brother, Randy Jackson, also serve as Executive Producers.