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The Roles of Women in Dreamgirls

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The group recorded a song in the recording studio of Curtis and his partner. The song moves up the charts but it was re-recorded by white singers and soon people forget that the song was originally sung by the group of Native American singers. Through this act, the movie depicts the situation frequently faced by the African American in the country that their talent and skills are pulled back and the white singers came in front taking the credit for their accomplishments. The record executive tries harder to make the original version of the song popular and soon the group succeeds to gain its identity.

The girls formed their own identity under the name of Dreams but the conflict arises when Curtis insists that Effie being a dark-skinned girl would not be leading singer anymore. The movie shows that Deena was supported to become the leading singer of the group not actually on the basis of her singing talent but because being prettier and white surrounding. Deena seems more attractive and suitable for media exposure and soon she was taken to the peak of fame as the leading singe of the group whereas Effie was thrown in the background.

When she protested against the humiliating behavior of Curtis, he criticized her attitude and replaced her with his secretary Morris. The group achieved several landmarks with new composition and Effie fall down in poverty and obscurity. After sometimes, Effie was encouraged and supported to sing again. Soon she regains her confidence and became the club’ s headliner and attracted huge crowd towards the club through her singing. Deena realized that Curtis is actually interested in redeeming her fame rather having real interest in her personality.

She leaves Curtis and reconciled with Effie. They again sing together as a group where Effie gave tremendous performance and Curtis came to know that he is father of a daughter born to Effie. The movie tells the story of the transformation of a musical group, however; through this story the director has actually extensively explored the gender identities of the singers in connection with their race.

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