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​'Dreamgirls' Just Dropped On Netflix

Aneira Davies

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​'Dreamgirls' Just Dropped On Netflix

Featured Image Credit: DreamWorks

In exciting TV news for today, hit film Dreamgirls has just dropped on Netflix.

The 2006 smash-hit is a fictional account of a girl group hoping to make it big in Sixties America who are scouted at a talent show.

And it stars none-other-than Queen Bey herself.

Adapted from the 1981 Broadway musical, Dreamgirls is loosely based on the career of real-life Sixties girl group The Supremes and follows fictional band The Dreamettes as they embark on a life of fame amid dealing with the realities of a life in show-business.

Tensions arise between the three girls when their manager replaces lead singer Effie White (played by American Idol's Jennifer Hudson) for Deena Jones (Beyoncé) and changes the group's name to Deena Jones and the Dreams.

Former lead singer Effie (Jennifer Hudson) is replaced by Deena (Beyoncé) in the hit film (Credit: DreamWorks)
Former lead singer Effie (Jennifer Hudson) is replaced by Deena (Beyoncé) in the hit film (Credit: DreamWorks)

"'Effie, Deena's going to sing the lead,'" the girl's manager teases in the trailer.

"'What do you mean? I always sing lead.'" Effie retorts. Tense!

Miffed at being replaced with Deena, former lead singer Effie starts acting out and is eventually dropped from the band altogether, while The Dreams, including third singer Lorrell Robinson (Anika Noni Rose) go on to become famous singers. Meanwhile Effie struggles to restart her career as a singer.

The cast also includes Eddie Murphy, who stars as singer Jimmy "Thunder" Early and Jamie Foxx as the band's manager Curtis Taylor Jr.

Eddie Murphy stars as Jimmy
Eddie Murphy stars as Jimmy

And fans have been going wild on Twitter for the announcement that the film is coming to Netflix.

One fan responded: "DREAMGIRLS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" while another replied with a GIF of the girls singing on stage.

"Dreamgirls AND Wimbledon. Netflix you're spoiling me," said another.

The original Broadway production of Dreamgirls ran from 1981 to 1985, while a West End musical played in The Savoy theatre from 2016 to early 2019.

And that's not all. A UK tour is planned for when lockdown is over.

In the meantime, we can't wait to catch up with the film!

Dreamgirls is available to watch on Netflix now.

Topics: TV and Film, TV News, Beyonce, TV Entertainment, Netflix

Aneira Davies
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