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Melissa Imbesi by Melissa Imbesi
July 2nd, 2020

Whenever I hear or read the word ‘respect’, I automatically hear the soul anthem R.E.S.P.E.C.T playing in my mind. That’s how glued into my brain the legendary Aretha Franklin and her iconic song about female empowerment is… and I bet I’m not alone.

If you adore Ms Franklin like us, then mark your calendars for January 2021 – ‘cos Jennifer Hudson is hitting the screen as Aretha in a biopic titled Respect. The movie was set to debut in theatres in August this year, but because of a shithead called COVID, it’s been pushed back.

Aretha Franklin reportedly hand-picked Jennifer Hudson for the role herself prior to her death in August 2018. On playing the role, Jennifer Hudson said, “It is an absolute honour to be a part of bringing Ms. Franklin’s story to audiences who adore her around the world. She is one of the most iconic and talented artists of all time and what a dream come true it is to portray her extraordinary life on screen.”

If the trailer is anything to go by, Ms Franklin should also have been a casting agent. Prepare for tingles…

If that’s not spine-tingling enough for you, take a look back at J-Hud showcasing her INCREDIBLE pipes at Aretha’s funeral in 2018…

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