Janet Jackson Super Bowl Scandal Set As Latest New York Times Doc For FX/Hulu
One of Janet Jackson’s controversial moments is coming to the small screen. FX and Hulu have announced that their latest documentary in The New York Times Presents strand, will focus on the singer.
They will launch Malfunction: The Dressing Down of Janet Jackson on November 19.
Reportedly, the project will tell the story of the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show, when fellow singer Justin Timberlake briefly exposed Jackson’s breast on national TV. Jackson’s career never recovered but Timberlake went from strength-to-strength.
The doc will examine the racial and cultural currents that collided on the Super Bowl stage, and explores how the incident impacted her.
It will feature rare footage and interviews with several people who were at the controls that night, as well as insights from music industry insiders, cultural critics and members of the Jackson family, the film illuminates the fallout, and CBS boss Les Moonves’s role in it.