Female Empowerment Indeed! “Foxy Brown”! “Cleopatra Jones”! Blaxploitation’s Kick-Ass Women!

Pam Grier rules….

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Time to celebrate a classic genre of 70’s film, and celebrate two women who not only broke racial barriers by starring in these films, but they scored big at the box office as well!

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First up: FOXY BROWN!


Michael Anderson: I don’t know… vigilante justice?
Foxy Brown: It’s as American as apple pie.

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Pam Grier IS “Foxy Brown!”

In the 70’s, blaxploitation films were the rage, with such classics as “Shaft”, “The Mack” and “Cotton Comes To Harlem” leading the way…

best action movies Shaft

Cue “Coffy!”

The success of this urban action genre led to a series of hit action films with WOMEN as the stars – breaking a lot of barriers at the same time – and none were bigger than Pam Grier!

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Pam Grier burst onto the scene (more in a moment on that) and became a star as “Foxy Brown” – who had attitude, confidence, and street smarts – and…

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  1. I always loved Pam. She could really act, and she looked so sexy too. I am amazed that she never became a huge star, especially after ‘Jackie Brown’. I have to content myself with re-watching that film instead.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    • Pete, for whatever reason, Tarantino’s film didn’t put her back in the mainstream – not sure why, probably a story there but I haven’t tried to find it. With the way things are on America right now, she should be fronting a big TV show!

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