I think the most important thing is that it was the most productive, supportive and creative relationship that she had for probably 15 years.'In the movie Ellin states her belief that Whitney was bisexual, having feelings for both Robyn and her husband Bobby Brown.1963: Whitney Elizabeth Houston is born in Newark, New Jersey, the daughter of Cissy Houston, a gospel singer1985: Whitney releases her self-titled debut album, the lead single You Give Good Love reaches number three in the charts and it later tops the Billboard 200 for 14 weeks1986: Whitney wins her first Grammy for Saving All My Love for You and the next year her second album is released, with I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me) become a worldwide hit1992: Now a huge star, Whitney marries singer Bobby Brown and their relationship is plagued by rumours of drug abuse. She also stars in The Bodyguard with Kevin Costner2012: After years of heavy touring, Whitney is found dead in a bathtub after drowning following a heart attack caused by years of drug abuse Her former bodyguard David Roberts even said that Robyn and Brown would have physical fights over their shared loved of the singer.'Bobby Brown and Robyn Crawford together were the equivalent of fire and water, petrol and a short fuse – they hated each other. They would battle for her affections and they would battle for her attention, mainly to identify with the hate they had for each other,' he said.'There were numerous fights between Robyn and Bobby Brown, serious fights.'Certainly the people closest to Whitney, like Bobby Brown and Patti Howard, all feel that Robyn got driven out.If she stayed around, Whitney would probably be around too.'Robyn worked as Whitney's assistant from 1979 and eventually earned the position of creative director before quitting in 2000.
Nick says it was record label boss Clive Davis who who was able to spin Whitney's background and transform her into an artist beloved by white America.'I'd always been fed the line that Bobby Brown had introduced her to drugs so it was a kind of a revelation that it was more the brothers from Newark,' Nick said.After Whitney died in 2012, her notorious ex-husband Bobby Brown said she might still be alive if she was allowed to be open about her sexuality.In the documentary, her former bodyguard David Roberts even said that Robyn and Brown would have physical fights over their shared loved of the singer, and the intensity of their relationship even led to her exile from Whitney's inner circle.'I don't think he was a bad person, I think he was probably a good father and he cared and he was a philanderer and how many guys are like that.
The movie will look at the highs and lows of Whitney's dramatic career.
Nick said: 'One of the things that surprised me is that he never came out in his defense. Then there was the whole domestic violence thing too and I think everybody in that group was pretty violent with each other.