There are very few people who can transcend the test of time and inspire generation after generation with the gift of artistry. While Aretha’s music always spoke for itself, there is a reason people call her the “Queen of Soul”. Miss Franklin led a meaningful life, full of all of the emotional ups and downs. You feel her highs and her lows through her music. She has paved the way for so many artists and it was finally time her story was told.
When you tell a story like this, casting is incredibly important. Someone needed to capture the essence of Aretha’s power. Someone had to be able to vocally honor the undeniable talent Aretha had. Golden Globe and GRAMMY Award winning powerhouse Jennifer Hudson, was clearly up for this task. Throughout this film, Hudson embodied the necessary qualities of Aretha’s personal and professional life. Jennifer was lucky enough to know Aretha before she passed and honoring her in this way, carries her legacy on in such a beautiful way.
While this film tells the story of Aretha’s life, it also allows you to reflect on how incredible the music was. From the title track “Respect”, to “I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)” and “Natural Woman”, this film celebrates the legacy she leaves behind. The music will continue to play and inspire for many years to come and that is the beautiful thing about this film. This film allowed us to remember the incredible catalog of an icon who put her heart and soul in to her music. RESPECT is now available across all streaming platforms + on DVD/Blu-Ray. We are giving you a chance to win a copy of this film through November 16th. All you have to do is follow the steps below to enter!