This past Friday night at work, my co-worker Lee and I were chatting. Lee asked me what I was doing on Saturday. I told him that my husband and I were planning on seeing Dreamgirls. At this point, a cashier team member was doing some shopping in the same aisle we were working in. She was a young, black girl. She turned to me and said, "Oh, I saw that." Lee asked her, "So, what did you think?" She said, "Oh, it was good but there was a lot of singing." Oh, the irony.
Anyway, I went to see Dreamgirls today. Jennifer Hudson is the new owner of "And I am Telling You." Yeah, Jennifer Holiday owned it for a while. Nope. Not anymore. Ms. Hudson just took the song and owned it. It was such a moment in time. I cried. My husband teared up. He said he felt the pain. There were white people in the theatre cheering and talking to the screen during the song. It was that good. I would go again just for that song. Later.