Respect is the second Aretha Franklin biopic I’ve seen. Although both cover many of the same events, this film is darker and grittier and stars Aretha’s own pick to play her: Jennifer Hudson. It’s available on Prime Video.
Genius: Aretha is the third season of a National Geographic series about geniuses. The first two seasons were about Picasso and Einstein. Now we have Aretha Franklin. The series isn’t a traditional biopic. It’s more about the music than anything else. After streaming on the National Geographic channel, it’s now on Hulu.