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A Documentary About Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake Super Bowl Controversy is Underway

FX and Hulu has announced that they are working on a documentary that will follow that Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake’s 2004 Super Bowl halftime scandal.

Per Deadline, the documentary will be ntitled Malfunction: The Dressing Down of Janet Jackson.

It reportedly is due to arrive later this month on Nov. 19, and promises to feature previously unseen footage and interviews with people involved with the production of the infamous halftime show.

Complex adds:

Directed by Jodi Gomes, who previously helmed A+E’s docuseries focused on the Jackson family, the doc is a follow-up to the previous NYT Presents docs, Framing Britney Spears and Controlling Britney Spears. Focusing on the moment in which JT briefly caused a wardrobe malfunction that resulted in the exposure of Janet Jackson’s breast to live audiences around the country, Malfunction will also explore the racial and gender politics at play in the response to the moment. JT wasn’t really impacted negatively by the performance, while Jackson’s career took a hit.

Among those due to appear in the documentary are numerous NFL and MTV executives, other music industry insiders, and members of the Jackson family. The fallout from incident was swift, and in response MTV even enforced a blacklist of Jackson’s music videos. As previously mentioned, the same actions weren’t taken against Timberlake.

We can’t wait!

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