Seventeen years after John F. Kennedy Jr.’s (JFK) death, a new documentary “I am JFK Jr.” will be released on Spike TV that promises to share the side of him the public have not yet seen. JFK Jr. was referred to as America’s prince, but he was such a down-to-earth person.
Part of what makes this upcoming documentary film interesting is that the public has not yet seemed to overcome their attraction to the Camelot heir. And JFK Jr., as was his father, was followed by so many controversies.
The length of the documentary is not yet known, but we doubt it should be enough to cover, or satiate the audience’s thirst for what they want to know about president Kennedy’s only son.
The trailer has already been released and it features JFK Jr.’s closest friends, who claim to know all his secrets.
It will be interesting to see if the show reveals how JFK Jr.’s mother, Jacqueline Onassis, came to predict his son’s death by plane crash when he was just a child, and how she pleaded during her later years to keep his son from becoming a pilot.
Robert De Niro, JFK Jr.’s buddy and neighbor in New York said in the film, “He lived his life the way he wanted to live his life.”
And that is what JFK Jr.’s followers want to see more of, possibly the wild part of him.
People want to know more about his many relationships starting with Sally Munro, Brooke Shields, Cindy Crawford, Julie Baker, Sarah Jessica Parker, Darryl Hannah, and even rumored flings and unfaithfulness during his marriage to Carolyn Bessette with Sybil Hill.
He was a man’s man.
“He was born with privileges, but he didn’t want to use them.” Mike Tyson said.
When asked about the burden of growing up under the shadow of his father, the 35th president of the United States he said, “You know, I’ve been thinking. I mean, everybody expects me to be a great man. I wonder if it wouldn’t be a much more interesting challenge if I couldn’t make myself a good man.”
JFK Jr. died in a plane crash with his wife Carolyn and sister-in-law Lauren Bessette on the way to Martha’s Vineyard, just as her mother had envisioned years ago.
The film aims to portray his life and share his legacy, which Oprah Winfrey says is about living life more presently in the now.
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