Bobbi Kristina Brown's Tragic Life Is Being Depicted in a TV Biopic

The trailer for TV One’s Bobbi Kristina Brown biopic, Bobbi Kristina, is one extremely sad scene after another, about how Bobbi Kristina dealt with the death of her mother Whitney Houston, felt overshadowed by greatness and stayed in a toxic relationship with her boyfriend Nick Gordon.


A relatively unknown actress, Joy Rovaris, plays Bobbi Kristina, while Vivica A. Fox stars as Whitney’s sister-in-law, Pat Houston. In a scene in which Pat describes Nick as “a troubled young man” in the trailer, Bobbi Kristina screams back, “He is the single best thing that’s happened to me since my mom.”

Demetria McKinney (known for Real Housewives of Atlanta) plays Whitney, and The Wire’s Hassan Johnson is Bobby Brown. TV One describes the movie as “an intimate look at the highs and lows of parental, familial and romantic love complicated by fame through the eyes of a sensitive, vulnerable young woman.”


Bobbi Kristina was 22 years old when she was found unresponsive in a bathtub in her Georgia home, in January 2015. She died six months later after being in a medically-induced coma.

As part of a wrongful death lawsuit, Gordon—who’s become a tragic figure on his own—was ordered to pay $36 million and remains a person of interest in the ongoing investigation into Bobbi Kristina’s death.

Bobbi Kristina will air on TV One on October 8.

Culture Editor, Jezebel

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Yeah, no. Hard pass. You wanna make a biopic about Whitney or Bobby, go ahead, have fun, but doing one on Bobbi Kristina just seems gross on pretty much every level.

She didn’t really even have enough time to decide if she wanted to live her life in the spotlight or step away from it, and she was used and abused enough while she was alive. I’m not a person who believes in someone needing to “rest in peace” or whatever normally, but this is just in horribly bad taste.

Let her go. Let those who knew her and really did love her have some peace and stop using her to make a little bit of money - and in this case I can’t see any way it would even be enough money to make this worth it.