You probably noticed that this is a surprisingly short debut trailer, clocking in at a little over a minute long, but one could argue that it’s pretty perfect. With a film like Respect, what is going to hook audiences and get their attention is the music of Aretha Franklin, and a taste of what to expect from Jennifer Hudson’s performance, and that’s exactly what this preview delivers without overstaying its welcome. Obviously there will be more footage from the movie posted online between now and December, giving us a longer look at how the movie is approaching the story, but for right now it’s easy to appreciate this first look as a great tease.

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