‘Malfunction’: Janet Jackson Super Bowl Scandal Gets FX/Hulu Documentary

Published: Tuesday 2nd Nov 2021 by Rashad

As Janet Jackson fans (affectionately called the #JanFam) wait with bated breath for the January 2022 premiere of the diva’s eponymous two-night Lifetime special (click here to read more), the makers of the explosive Britney Spears documentary – ‘Framing Britney’ – are now putting a magnifying glass on the darkest chapter of Jackson’s career via a similarly framed film.

Details inside:

As part of ‘The New York Times Presents’ franchise, cable network FX and streaming giant HULU are teaming for ‘Malfunction: The Dressing Down of Janet Jackson’ – a documentary chronicling the Super Bowl scandal that nearly derailed the diva’s legendary career.

Premiering November 19, the flick is based on the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show that saw Pop star/former NSYNC-frontman Justin Timberlake briefly expose Jackson’s breast to millions of viewers.

Via interviews and testimonies from music industry insiders and cultural critics as well as rare or never-before-seen footage, the doc is set to explore the aftermath of the incident – including how Jackson’s career faltered yet Timberlake’s thrived despite historic blowback.

Jodi Gomes, who previously directed A+E Networks’ ‘The Jacksons: A Family Dynasty,’ is the director of ‘Malfunction.’

[main photo source: NYT/Getty Images]

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  1. Sincere91 November 2, 2021

    I’m not too sure why this is getting an entire … documentary. I’m sure Justin nor Janet want to relive this, and anybody trying to “shed light” on this situation this many years after it occurred — is messy.

    Can’t say i won’t be watching though 😂

    • akathexfactor November 3, 2021

      JT might be behind it. 😑 after the infamous wardrobe malfunction came up again in 2020 he finally apologized. It was late asf and long overdue now less than a year later a doc. It’s giving me suspicions vibes. Janet should’ve never gave him a 2nd chance at redemption. He was never in her circle or on her side anyway. Smh

  2. BoyToy1814 November 2, 2021

    Spill all that piping HOT tea!!!😎

    • Shayla Queen™ 👑 November 2, 2021

      Unlike “True Tea” who only sprays Fake Pîss lmaoooooooooo 🤣

      • Wtf November 2, 2021

        Got damn…you are one miserable wretch!

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 November 2, 2021

        You’d like to THINK I was lmaoooooooooo 🤣 💃🏽💃🏽💃🏽💃🏽

  3. J November 2, 2021

    Her tiddy came out. The end

  4. ScottyH November 2, 2021

    They should focus on the blacklist of her music and catalog and why Timberlake didn’t get the same treatment.
    Why were radio stations were fined for playing her music, why were her videos removed, and he didn’t get the same treatment
    That was the real crime.

    • Keith November 2, 2021

      @ScottyH: Not certain, but I think that IS the angle of the piece. We will be watching to see, though…

  5. akathexfactor November 3, 2021

    I suggest Janet put her money to use and find out who’s really behind this doc. Why put this out now? Especially since the GP knows she’s been working on a 2 part doc. Smh

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