02 December 2008

Pam Grier Conquers Film Industry On Her Terms Despite Blaxploitation, Stereotypes


(With profound respect and deference) Pam Grier:
 
(...)"who would've thought that by working in so many Women In Prison films (like The Big Bird Cage, Black Mama White Mama, Women in Cages), Pam Grier became a respected figure for feminist groups and the black community? She remains to this day an immortal symbol of the Blaxploitation genre, a style of action pictures that were marketed for the African-American moviegoers, with such offerings as Cool Breeze, Hit Man, Coffy, Foxy Brown, Friday Foster, Sheba Baby... Coffy remains a personal favorite, primarily for the scene where our heroine hides some razor blades in her large afro in case of an eventual attack!" (...)

"If Quentin Tarantino ever did something right, it was to give the starring role of Jackie Brown to Pam, like he promised her many months before shooting began (she had actually auditioned for a role in Pulp Fiction). Pam gave us the performance of her career."

If you are up for a a very complimentary yet a bit macho and lusty review from cultsirens.com,,  then here you are.
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1 comments:

maudkristina said...

she is GREAT - and I have a feeling she has had a secret camera gun since very young.

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