A teaser for Aretha Franklin’s highly-anticipated biopic, Respect, dropped Sunday night at the BET Awards and from the looks of it, the Jennifer Hudson-led film will be everything that we imagined and then some.
Set to the tune of Miss Franklin’s most famous hit, “Respect”, the teaser offers a sneak-peek into film’s storyline, which will cover the Queen of Soul’s rise to stardom — including the earlier parts of her career where she struggled to find her voice.
The one-minute teaser also touches on Miss Franklin’s impact on the Civil Rights Movement, which included but was not limited to lending her voice and financial resources to the movement.
“On one occasion, we took an 11-city tour with her as Aretha Franklin and Harry Belafonte…and they put gas in the vans.
She did 11 concerts for free and hosted us at her home and did a fundraiser for my campaign.