Smokey Robinson is apparently upset about the fictionalized portrayal of Motown founder Barry Gordy in the movie Dreamgirls. His feeling is that the film’s African-American stars should be ashamed of themselves since the man was apparently a SAINT and no one would have any success without there being a Motown.
While we certainly respect the sanctity of Motown, we’d like to point out that Dreamgirls debuted on Broadway in 1981. And while Mr. Robinson may very well be living in a cave, perhaps the original Broadway production should have been his scapegoat? Or was his career going well then and he had no need for rants to get him back into the public eye?