Hollywood actress Nicole Kidman, Indian origin British beauty Neelam Gill, Russian philanthropist Natalia Vodianova, and Canadian model Winnie Harlow get together this International Women’s Day for a music video. They sing along to Aretha Franklin’s version of the Sixties single ‘Respect’. The message sent out is simple: every individual, irrespective of gender, age or colour, deserves respect.
The video starts off with Winnie Harlow jumping joyously on her bed. We then see Nicole Kidman head-banging along to the beat, while Halima Aden, who was the first woman to wear a hijab in the Miss Minnesota USA pageant, is seen surrounded by acres of snow. There’s plus-size model Ashley Graham grooving for the camera, with pop band Haim moving in unison.
The video is a fun and inspiring watch, as individuals from across the globe collaborate and sing out together.
Incidentally, the song ‘Respect’ was originally written and released by American artist Otis Redding in 1965. Two years later, Aretha Franklin brought her own individual style to the number. She changed the song’s lyrics, to make it a feminist anthem.
Ladies, gents, everybody - time to ask for ‘a little respect’, we say!
Check out the video here