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Janet Jackson Documentary Thread (Jan 28 on Lifetime | A&E)

On January 28, in a two-night event, Lifetime and A&E Networks will air documentary by Janet Jackson.

An extended trailer was just released, showing a lot of footage, including Janet and Jimmy Jam fussing in the studio (a friend and I think it's the RN period, given Janet's hair, Jimmy's hat, the quality of the camera footage, and Jimmy talking about following up a huge record, presumably Control), Randy telling Janet that Timberlake's people have been reaching out about doing the Super Bowl (and Janet's face!), Katherine Jackson saying she can't talk about Michael, and so much more.

When the filmmaker asked Janet why, for being so private all her life, she wanted to do this now, she said, "it just something that needs to be done."

Some celebrities interviewed are Janelle Monae, Missy Elliott, Rebbie, Tyler Perry, Whoopi Goldberg, Regina King, Mariah Carey, Paula Abdul, H.E.R., Q-Tip, Jermaine Dupri, Samuel L. Jackson (who jams to "Throb" on his phone, saying it's the best song in the clubs), and more.

There is, what looks like, wedding footage from her first marriage to James DeBarge, plus footage of Rene. And the headline, "Janet Jackson Had Secret Baby in the 80s." A voice over says, "it was a magic relationship if it didn't hurt so much." She laughs when someone asks about her relationship with men. That's gonna be a section I wanna know more about.

The trailer alone is enough to get any JanFam, like myself, up in their feelings. I can't imagine how I'm going to feel after January 28.

"eye don’t really care so much what people say about me because it is a reflection of who they r."
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Reply #1 posted 01/04/22 7:47pm

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I'm really looking forward to this! It looks to be really interesting and informative.
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Reply #2 posted 01/04/22 9:52pm

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I'm really looking forward to this! It looks to be really interesting and informative.


I'm literally doing anything to distract myself from the fact that there are still 23 days to go before we get to watch it.

So making a thread on the Org seems counterproductive. haha

"eye don’t really care so much what people say about me because it is a reflection of who they r."
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Reply #3 posted 01/05/22 12:36pm

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This is a FULL CIRCLE moment for Janet(whom I worked with) I LOVE that it's in her OWN WORDS. So we get like she says "Straight From Her Mouth" like she believes.Janet is VERY private so this is unprecedented for her.

"That mountain top situation is not really what it's all cracked up 2 B when eye was doing the Purple Rain tour eye had a lot of people who eye knew eye'll never c again @ the concerts.just screamin n places they thought they was suppose 2 scream."prince
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Reply #4 posted 01/05/22 2:39pm

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Everyone and their mother will be watching this!

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Reply #5 posted 01/05/22 3:50pm

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I hope her album sales go up and her albums finally get recertified
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ChocolateBox3121 said:

This is a FULL CIRCLE moment for Janet(whom I worked with) I LOVE that it's in her OWN WORDS. So we get like she says "Straight From Her Mouth" like she believes.Janet is VERY private so this is unprecedented for her.


Yeah, she really is carrying that through, "you'll hear it from my lips" that she established just before Unbreakable came out. And five years?!?!?! I hope some extra stuff shows up somewhere after.

"eye don’t really care so much what people say about me because it is a reflection of who they r."
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Reply #7 posted 01/05/22 6:32pm

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I just hope the media doesn’t give her a hard time or throw mj under the bus
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