, Janet Jackson reveals first documentary teaser: ‘This Is My Story, Told by Me’, The Nzuchi Times News

Janet Jackson reveals first documentary teaser: ‘This Is My Story, Told by Me’

Janet Jackson has revealed the first teaser for her two-night documentary, Janet, which premieres in January 2022 in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the star’s first album.

Fellow friends and celebrities such as Paula Abdul and Mariah Carey are shown in the teaser, talking about the connection they have to the star while speaking on her career.

“She’s an empowered woman,” said Carey.

, Janet Jackson reveals first documentary teaser: ‘This Is My Story, Told by Me’, The Nzuchi Times News

“She is a force to be reckoned with,” added Abdul.

Family members appear as well, with clips of the late Michael Jackson with his younger sister, as well as Tito Jackson saying, “She will always be my baby sister” in the teaser.

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The performer shared the teaser with fans via Instagram, saying: “Hey u guys. Excited to share the first teaser of my new documentary with u.”

The teaser promises lots of unseen footage in the two-night special along with an unfiltered look behind-the-scenes of the singer’s life.

, Janet Jackson reveals first documentary teaser: ‘This Is My Story, Told by Me’, The Nzuchi Times News, Janet Jackson reveals first documentary teaser: ‘This Is My Story, Told by Me’, The Nzuchi Times News

, Janet Jackson reveals first documentary teaser: ‘This Is My Story, Told by Me’, The Nzuchi Times News

Sung underneath it all is Jackson’s 1986 Control, which speaks to how she has taken the reigns of her own narrative after saying yes to everyone in her life when she was younger.

“But that was long ago,” the lyrics state.

Jackson’s first album, titled Janet Jackson, was released in 1982 when she was 16.

“This is my story told by me, not through someone else’s eyes,” Jackson says in the clip.

Over five years in the making, the four-hour documentary follows Jackson as her family is going through the loss of their father, Joseph, who passed away in 2018.

, Janet Jackson reveals first documentary teaser: ‘This Is My Story, Told by Me’, The Nzuchi Times News, Janet Jackson reveals first documentary teaser: ‘This Is My Story, Told by Me’, The Nzuchi Times News

The film also shows archival footage and detailed accounts of some of the star’s biggest moments, including her 2004 Super Bowl appearance with Justin Timberlake, which sparked controversy that has followed her into the present day.

Janet is executive produced by both Janet and Randy Jackson.

Rick Murray executive produces for Workerbee and Brie Miranda Bryant serves as executive producer for A&E Networks. Ben Hirsch is directing.

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