Check out the first trailer for upcoming controversial Michael Jackson documentary Leaving Neverland. The film aired at the Sundance Film Festival this year under protest and then it was picked up by HBO.
The four-hour documentary based on the stories of two men who claim that Jackson abused them over the course of many years. This jumps into some dark territory as these men tell their frightful stories of what they allege happened to them.
There’s no doubt that this is going to be a difficult and painful documentary to watch, especially for the fans of Michael Jackson. From a legal standpoint, we’ll never really know if Jackson did sexually molest kids. 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 are tales like this that will make people question and think.
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.
Leaving Neverland Part 1 will air on HBO March 3rd, and part 2 will be aired on March 4th.