How to Watch the Tell-All Janet Jackson Documentary Online

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Get the details on how to stream the music icon's two-part hit doc.

The authorized documentary on Janet Jackson is finally on Lifetime and A&E and it is a ratings hit. Jackson is giving fans an intimate, honest look into her life and untold story. 

The doc, simply titled Janet Jacksonafter her 1982 debut album, has been in the making for five years. The two-part, four-hour event features unseen home videos, archival footage and unfiltered moments with Ms. Jackson herself. Mariah Carey, Missy Elliott, Tyler Perry, Whoopi Goldberg, Regina King, Samuel L. Jackson and Ciara make special appearances in the documentary. Janet’s brother Randy, older sister Rebbie and their mother Katherine Jackson also all sit down for interviews.

Both parts of Janet Jackson are out now on Lifetime and A&E.

'Janet Jackson'

'Janet Jackson'

'Janet Jackson'

Stream Lifetime’s new Janet Jackson tell-all documentary via a subscription to Philo or Hulu + Live TV, which offers a seven-day free trial for eligible subscribers.


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Jackson is one of the best-selling and highest-earning artists in music history, but her longstanding career has been met with personal tragedies and public scrutiny. This authorized documentary tells Jackson's story in her own words, addressing controversies that surrounded her famous family and the 2004 Super Bowl Halftime Show. 

If you want another doc to watch on the musician, we recommend you stream the New York Times Presents' documentary, Malfunction: The Dressing Down of Janet Jackson, which is a deep dive on the repercussions Jackson faced following the infamous Super Bowl performance with Justin Timberlake and how it shook the country and pop culture. 

Watch the trailer for Janet Jackson below.