Trailer For the Controversial Michael Jackson Documentary LEAVING NEVERLAND
The first trailer has been released for the upcoming controversial Michael Jackson documentary Leaving Neverland. The film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this year under protest and then it was picked up by HBO… also under protest.
You see, the four-hour documentary focuses on the stories of two men who allege that Jackson abused them over the course of several years. This dives into some dark territory as these men tell their haunting stories of what they claim happened to them.
There’s no doubt that this is going to be a disturbing and uncomfortable documentary to watch, especially for the fans of Jackson. Jackson was previously acquitted for these accusations, but we’ll never really know if Jackson did sexually abuse these kids in this doc. Some of the child actors who were friends with him back in the day have come to his defense in the past, but then there’s stories like this that will make people wonder.
Here’s the synopsis for the doc:
Leaving Neverland is a two-part documentary exploring the separate but parallel experiences of two young boys, James Safechuck, at age ten, and Wade Robson, at age seven, both of whom were befriended by Michael Jackson. Through gut-wrenching interviews with Safechuck, now 37, and Robson, now 41, as well as their mothers, wives and siblings, the film crafts a portrait of sustained abuse, exploring the complicated feelings that led both men to confront their experiences after both had a young son of his own.
It will be interesting to see how this documentary is received by fans. I’m a huge fan of Jackson, I have been since I was a kid, and my kids are big fans as well. So, there’s no doubt that this is going to be hard to watch. A lot of fans don’t want this to be true, but there’s always that chance that it might be. Will this documentary convince fans of that? We’ll just have to wait and see.
Leaving Neverland Part 1 will premiere on HBO March 3rd, and part 2 will be released on March 4th.