Welcome to another edition of Retro Rewind, the TGJ original feature designed to celebrate TV and Film’s glorious past.
Today, we make our way to 2003, the year in which Beyonce propelled her then infant solo career into higher ground with the movie ‘The Fighting Temptations.’
In it, the singer plays a young woman ostracised by her local Christian community when she embraces a sinful, seductive and secular lifestyle but soon finds herself back in the fold following the death of a loved one.
An all star cast supported the performer as she delivered a performance supported by Cuba Gooding Jnr.
The movie impacted theatres on September 19th 2003 (four months after the unveiling of her debut album ‘Dangerously in Love‘) and swept up a sweet $32 million at the box office.