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What Happened, Brittany Murphy? | Official Trailer | HBO Max


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A beloved Hollywood starlet known for a number of iconic roles – gone at 32 years old. Unanswered questions, controversial figures, and surrounded by speculation: what really happened to Brittany Murphy? This two-part documentary explores her life beyond headlines, celebrating her legacy and investigating her tragic and untimely death.

Stream What Happened, Brittany Murphy? on October 14 on HBO Max
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Idkw but I hate that title.
Same. I think it's kind of blame-y? Like asking her, "what happened" "what did you do" . . . idk. That's the feeling it gives me.
I don't see it as blame-y at all. It's more like, she would be the only one who could say exactly what happened if she were alive.

sassalicious

4 days ago

archersangel

4 days ago

unmellow_yellow

October 14 2021, 04:58:15 UTC 3 days ago Edited:  October 14 2021, 04:59:05 UTC

Well, society does love blaming women.

Like recently it came out that Betty Buckley's version of Cats was used to calm down T****, and she described her process in the New Yorker of learning to stop the show with that song, and one of the things the MALE producers told her was that Grizabella (sp?) was based on Marilyn Monroe, who they described as dying young because she had "too much sex, too much drinking, too many drugs, too many men."

When in reality, that's a misogynistic narrative, and even back then, many knew (like YouTube "Shelley Winters on Marilyn Monroe") that Marilyn died young because she was abused horrendously, she was very lonely, and show business chewed her up and spit her out, and she had agoraphobia, intense panic attacks and anxiety (and they further abused her on set for that), severe depression and with the root issues being complex PTSD and developmental Trauma from a horrendous childhood.

Like this same old shaming of women, that they can be "ruined" by having sex and men (well, men are shit, but they make this sound like it's the 1800's, and that a woman is unwanted trash after a bad relationship).

SO yeah, in my long winded mind, this title tracks with Hollywood's hypocritical bullshit and their ongoing mistreatment of women, while they make $$$ and documentaries about their own ongoing mistreatment and sexual abuses of women.

sassalicious

1 day ago

unmellow_yellow

1 day ago

unmellow_yellow

1 day ago

it makes it sound like it was her fault
I think it sounds condescending but I’m sure it wasn’t their intent. Like when you make a mistake and someone goes, “what happened here?”
it's like, why are they asking her?
How hard would it have been to replace that comma with the word "to", like come on.
it's very "damn Africa, what happened?" to me
The title reminds me of "What Happened, Miss Simone"
Yeah it's a really bad/inconsiderate title
🥺
I truly miss her.
I remember when I heard of her death. I was on holiday in Tokyo and saw her photo during a newscast. Was shocked to read the translation that she died.

This was during the time when there seemed to be a lot of drug use in Hollywood, so people speculated. Honestly, people were speculating before she died as her behaviour had become more odd and erratic over the years. Ashton was an ass after they broke up. I think there was an SNL parody of her a week or two before her demise. It's sad to look back on what could have been.
Didn't her husband date her mom after she died?
I don't know that they necessarily dated but they were allegedly sharing the same bed, iirc.
Her mom lived with them on and off apparently, and when she died her mom moved back in with him.
I don’t think so.
ehhh. they seemed to have a weirdly codependent relationship, and there were rumors they were together because of that but i think they were just...weird tbh not together
According to the doc — a reporter her husband trusted after her death says they shared a bed and that he admitted it to her. It seems like it might have been a weird controlling relationship though and hopefully not sexual. It is a really weird thing.
I always thought the husband was slowly poisoning her or keeping her unwell to be reliant on him, but then he died and also had pneumonia and anemia.
Her death is still so sad to me. It was so obvious her husband was a scumbag grifter. Her mom wasn’t much better.
Why was that obvious?
She completely isolated herself once they were married. It's a common tactic used by people like her husband to keep control of their victims. The interviews in the trailer confirm just as much. Plus he was a known compulsive liar.
Yeah, he was a creep
something about this trailer rubbed me the wrong way. the line at the end "is the house cursed!?!" ugh so transparent what they are trying to do. i'm so sick of the desensitization of death/murder because of the entertainment value of true crime, especially with women. it makes my skin crawl.
I miss her so much. As someone who is turning 32 in a few weeks, the fact that she was only 32 when she died is really hitting me.
Hollywood is full of scammers like the husband. I'm always surprised when such seemingly A list celebrities get taken in by them. Michael Jackson and Whitney had the same weirdo guy hanging around them. And Mariah made one her manager.
I feel like the situation around Brittany's death has the same flavor of hysteria that Naya Rivera's death had. Like the average person can sadly drown to death or become sick from their living conditions but if its a celebrity it HAS to be murder or drugs or whatever.
People were pretty suspicious of her husband and mom before her death though, which added to the fervor.
IA 100%
Sometimes we can't account for every single thing that leads to someone's death but it's not an invite to speculate carelessly
totally agree that it was probably natural and that people are divorced from the reality of mundane deaths so things like this get sensationalized...but i dont think her mother and husband did much to quell any suspicions.
I don't know. Her husband didn't want an autopsy and was clearly a grifter and controlling. I think that added to it. Naya's seems just like a tragic accident.
i share a birthday with her, so she has a special place in my heart. it's hard to believe she passed over a decade ago.
I'm getting whiffs of exploitation from the title alone. I'll pass.

namae_nai

October 13 2021, 17:12:36 UTC 4 days ago Edited:  October 13 2021, 17:13:39 UTC

i used to think there was something mysterious about her death but reading this reddit comment and then actually looking at the autopsy report made me realize that it was pretty straightforward. she died of pneumonia that was preventable.

[the comment]Brittany Murphy died of community acquired pneumonia caused by ORSA/MRSA (Oxacillin-resistant staphylococcusaureus) with multiple drug intoxication and anemia listed as contributing factors. Her death was accidental and preventable. The prescription drugs in her system minimized the symptoms of pneumonia and prevented an accurate assessment of how sick she was until it was too late. Her autopsy is available online [the link is on reddit]

Her husband died of the same pneumonia.

They died of the same pneumonia because they used the same at home oxygen machine, which belonged to Monjack.


https://www.reddit.com/r/UnresolvedMysteries/comments/6wwqjq/comment/dmd2l03/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3

it's sad that people made it into a mysterious true crime horror story
Yeah, it feels like this documentary is going for a “true crime” energy—because she passed so young and because her husband was sketchy as hell—but ultimately it sounds like she just got sick and passed before she could get medical care.
In this year two of the plague you'd think people would know better than thinking respiratory issues are a joke. They can creep up and do serious damage if not properly monitored.
We had a friend who died a few years ago at 42 of the flu (this was a year before covid)... it was such a shock and like people really do die from these rather common/mundane illnesses.

hardto_remember

4 days ago

muzicnem

4 days ago

re: your last sentence, i'm reminded of the elisa lam case and how some people still try to spin it into a mysterious true crime case

namae_nai

4 days ago

loverdestroyed

4 days ago

muzicnem

4 days ago

Right? Like there aren’t enough people legitimately murdered to make endless podcasts/documentaries/blogs about they have to do this with illness too?
A remarkably odd case. There was a conventional (albeit hideous and tragic) narrative around drugs and abuse when she died, but then the husband died the same way and nothing made any sense. His death and its circumstances took it to magic and curse territory. Still, very sad.
This poor woman is being failed even in death. I didn't think I'd be watching this documentary, now i know I won't.
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