Foxy Brown
Hill/Grier_1974
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Pam Grier in Foxy Brown (1974, dir. Jack Hill)
As for “blaxploitation” - the genre under which her movies Coffy and Foxy Brown were known - is that a term she’s happy with today?
“I have no issues with the word, but you have to ask, who do they mean is being exploited? Is it because these movies were the first ones to show black people kicking white butt? Is that black exploitation? Or is it when a female steps into action chases - now it’s blaxploitation? We ran for months in movie theatres, keeping the mainstream [white] films out. They needed to get rid of us — and I know this, I used to hear the distributors talk about it. So how do you get rid of us? Create dissent. Say that it’s exploitative. Make people feel bad about it.” 
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Foxy Brown

Hill/Grier_1974

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Pam Grier in Foxy Brown (1974, dir. Jack Hill)

As for “blaxploitation” - the genre under which her movies Coffy and Foxy Brown were known - is that a term she’s happy with today?

“I have no issues with the word, but you have to ask, who do they mean is being exploited? Is it because these movies were the first ones to show black people kicking white butt? Is that black exploitation? Or is it when a female steps into action chases - now it’s blaxploitation? We ran for months in movie theatres, keeping the mainstream [white] films out. They needed to get rid of us — and I know this, I used to hear the distributors talk about it. So how do you get rid of us? Create dissent. Say that it’s exploitative. Make people feel bad about it.” 

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Jackie Brown 
Tarantino/Grier_1997
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My favorite movie characters- Jackie Brown (Jackie Brown)

“I’ve been waiting on people  almost 20 years. The best job I could get after my bust was Cabo Air,  which is the worst job you can get in this industry. I make about  sixteen thousand, with retirement benefits that ain’t worth a damn. And  now with this arrest hanging over my head, I’m scared. If I lose my job I  gotta start all over again, but I got nothing to start over with. I’ll  be stuck with whatever I can get. And that shit is scarier than Ordell.”

Jackie Brown

Tarantino/Grier_1997

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My favorite movie characters- Jackie Brown (Jackie Brown)

“I’ve been waiting on people almost 20 years. The best job I could get after my bust was Cabo Air, which is the worst job you can get in this industry. I make about sixteen thousand, with retirement benefits that ain’t worth a damn. And now with this arrest hanging over my head, I’m scared. If I lose my job I gotta start all over again, but I got nothing to start over with. I’ll be stuck with whatever I can get. And that shit is scarier than Ordell.”

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Foxy Brown
HIll/Grier_1974
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Foxy Brown

HIll/Grier_1974

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Coffy
Hill/Grier_1973
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Coffy

Hill/Grier_1973

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Pam Grier in Coffy (1973)

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Pam Grier in Coffy (1973)

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