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FREEDOM

More than a decade before Aretha Franklin performed her smash “Think” on-screen during The Blues Brothers, the song was a Top 10 hit in 1968, released shortly after the assassination

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‘THE ULTIMATE DIVA’

There is no denying the earth-shaking power of Aretha Franklin’s voice, both as a performer and an activist, but the Queen of Soul’s style also played a significant role in

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AMAZING GRACE

Aretha Franklin’s “Amazing Grace” album, recorded in 1972 with the Southern California Community Choir, marks a seminal moment in the Queen of Soul’s life and the best-selling album of her

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MONEY BAGS

Respect costume designer Clint Ramos did a deep dive into Aretha Franklin’s style as well as her motivations when refining the wardrobe to be features on screen. One of many

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FORCE OF NATURE

Aretha Franklin was more than an iconic singer – she was also a dedicated civil rights and women’s rights activist whose most well-known songs also became synonymous with these movements.

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SOLID GOLD

“When you see a lot of photographs of Aretha wearing clothing, she’s in control of the clothing,” Respect costume designer Clint Ramos told Harper’s Bazaar of his experience preparing the

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TRUE COLORS

Aretha Franklin was the caliber of artist who influenced both music and style. This made the job of Clint Ramos, costume designer for the 2021 biopic Respect, both daunting and

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QUEEN OF SOUL

Hand-picked by Aretha Franklin to play her in the 2021 biopic Respect, Jennifer Hudson may have been the only performer with the combination of voice and acting chops to play

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IN THE SHADES

Hate is a strong word, but not be strong enough to describe how Ozark’s Ruth Langmore (Julia Garner) and Wendy Byrde (Laura Linney) feel about each other. Whether fighting about

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IN THE DIRECTOR’S CHAIR

Over the course of four seasons, Ozark introduced millions of viewers to some of the most complex, unforgettable characters on television. With the show’s final season in the books, VIP

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