BuzzFeed News is making an R. Kelly documentary for Hulu

It’s the third documentary about his sexual misconduct announced this year.

May 24, 2018
BuzzFeed News is making an R. Kelly documentary for Hulu Photo by Earl Gibson III/Getty Images for BET

BuzzFeed News will bring a feature-length documentary about R. Kelly's abuse allegations to Hulu, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The film will be "based on BuzzFeed's ongoing coverage of the claims brought against Kelly, which began last year when the digital publisher released an in-depth expose from contributor Jim DeRogatis detailing allegations that Kelly was abusing and exploiting young black women." DeRogatis will provide commentary on the ongoing investigations, while "key figures" in the story, including survivors of Kelly's alleged sex cult, will be featured in interviews.

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This is the third major documentary about R. Kelly's history of sexual misconduct announced in recent weeks, just after Lifetime greenlit their own project; BBC's version has already aired. The new as yet unnamed feature was developed by BuzzFeed News's Linzee Troubh and Shani Hilton and will be directed by Lyric Cabral, with Laura Poitras and Charlotte Cook executive producing.

BuzzFeed News is making an R. Kelly documentary for Hulu