In some of the most unpredictable ways, “The Bodyguard” is the ultimate queer narrative! The romantic drama follows a former Secret Service agent tasked with protecting a high-profile actress and singer, iconically starring Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston. On this episode, journalist & podcaster Sam Sanders joins Matt to explore the legacy of Whitney Houston’s acting debut. Most notably, the soundtrack for the film featuring Whitney’s cover of “I Will Always Love You,” cements the lovable legacy with the best-selling soundtrack of all time. At the height of her living stardom, Whitney’s performance was best highlighted by the film’s unforgettable musical moments and cultural iconography.
Watch on HBO Max: “The Bodyguard” until December 31, 2022
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