She’s a famously private person. As big a star as Janet Jackson has been, the public have never been granted much access into her life. “Control” has been more than a song title. For Janet, it has been a mantra. That’s understandable given the Jackson family’s tumultuous history and their relationship with the media. And one might say that Janet’s desire for privacy has added to her appeal. But Ms. Jackson is finally letting us in.
This year marks the 40th anniversary of Janet Jackson’s 1982 self-titled debut album, as well as the debut of a new documentary about her life. It’s a story so big that it will air in two parts on two networks. According to Pitchfork, “Janet” will air on Lifetime and A&E starting on January 28th at 8:00 PM.
The four-hour deep dive into her life features never-before-seen footage from her professional and personal life, as well as her discussing the 2004 Super Bowl “wardrobe malfunction,” her relationship with her late brother Michael, and more. Lifetime posted the trailer (below) on Twitter. The clip features segments with Missy Elliott, Mariah Carey, Janelle Monae, Tyler Perry, and many others.
✨Happy New Year! It's the moment we've all been waiting for - night one of #JanetJacksonDoc premieres Friday, January 28th at 8/7c.✨@janetjackson @aetv pic.twitter.com/u8HtKs3edO— Lifetime (@lifetimetv) January 1, 2022