What it Means to Me! On-Air Review of ‘Respect’

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CHICAGO – Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com appears on “The Morning Mess” with Scott Thompson on WBGR-FM (Monroe, Wisconsin) on August 12th, 2021, reviewing the new film “Respect” – featuring Jennifer Hudson as Aretha Franklin – In theaters on August 13th, 2021.

Aretha Franklin was burdened by a two-faced preacher father (Forest Whitaker) and an unconventional childhood which included teen pregnancy. As her star began to rise in the early 1960s, she married an abusive husband (Marlon Wayans) and couldn’t find a song niche until 1967, when she teamed with record producer Jerry Wexler (Marc Maron). That’s when songs like “Respect” and “Think” poured out. and other hits followed, but even that success couldn’t shake her “demon,” which the Queen of Soul called her depression.

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Patrick McDonald of HollywoodChicago.com reviewed “Respect” during the Morning Mess with Scott Thompson on WBGR-FM, Monroe, Wisconsin, August 12th, 2021 …

“Respect” is in theaters on August 13th. Featuring Jennifer Hudson, Forest Whitaker, Audra McDonald, Marlon Wayans, Marc Maron and Tituss Burgess. Screenplay by Tracey Scott Wilson. Directed by Liesl Tommy. Rated “PG-13”

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