PG-13 | | Drama
A black Southern woman struggles to find her identity after suffering abuse from her father and others over four decades.
Chaka Khan and Tina Turner were both offered the role of Shug Avery. Both turned it down.
I'm poor, black, I might even be ugly, but dear God, I'm here. I'm here.
When Squeak hits Sofia in the nightclub, Sofia moves her head before she is hit.
$1,710,333 (USA) (22 December 1985)