Original title: Respect
Tagline: The queen arrives.
Duration: 2h 25min
Vote average: 7
Vote count: 3
Original language: en
Release date: 2021-08-12
Director: Liesl Tommy
Actors: Forest Whitaker, Jennifer Hudson, Marlon Wayans
DVD Covers, 2021, Custom Covers, Drama, History, Music
Respect 2021 DVD Cover – Summary
Respect 2021 DVD Cover. The rise of Aretha Franklin’s career from a child singing in her father’s church’s choir to her international superstardom.
Respect is based on the life of Aretha Franklin (Jennifer Hudson), a young Detroit girl who loves to sing. Aretha Franklin (Audra McDonald) remains mute when her mother, Barbara Franklin (Audra McDonald), is killed in a car accident and she becomes pregnant as a result of a sexual assault — until her father, C.L. Franklin (Forest Whitaker), pushes her to sing in church.
C.L. Franklin takes control of Aretha Franklin’s career by becoming her manager after years of singing on the road with her father, a well-known civil rights preacher. Aretha travels to New York to work for Columbia Records, but she quickly discovers that a good voice alone may not be enough to make her a celebrity. Aretha must fight her father, her husband, Ted White (Marlon Wayans), and her debilitating, trauma-induced melancholy for control over her life and her voice as she seeks for her unique sound.