R. Kelly's History of Abuse and Alleged "Sex Cult" to Be Explored in New Documentary
The film will come via BuzzFeed News and Hulu
Published May 24, 2018While various allegations of abuse stack up against R. Kelly, a new documentary is set to delve into his long and troubling history with women, including his alleged "sex cult."
The film is coming at the hands of BuzzFeed News and Hulu, which are teaming up to develop a film that is said to explore Kelly's alleged abuse and exploitation of young black women. It will be exclusively streamed on Hulu upon release.
The as-yet-untitled project is being directed by (T)ERROR filmmaker Lyric Cabral, with Oscar winner Laura Poitras and Charlotte Cook executive producing.
The film will be based on BuzzFeed's own reporting on R. Kelly, especially the reporting done by Jim DeRogatis and editor Marisa Carroll, who broke the 2017 story about Kelly's alleged "sex cult."
The film is set to feature key figures from that R. Kelly story, as well as accounts from survivors, associates of the singer and DeRogatis himself.
The film does not yet have a firm release date, and the news comes as Lifetime also preps similar projects delving into R. Kelly's troubling past.
As reported earlier this week, R. Kelly was sued for sexual assault, fraud and false imprisonment in New York Supreme Court.