Have you been looking for a place to stream all your favorite Blaxploitation films on the internet to no avail? Well, look no further: Bounce TV’s Brown Sugar is here. The streaming app — created to give users access to a myriad of Blaxploitation classics — launched yesterday. As Blaxploitation goddess Pam Grier notes, it’s “like Netflix, only Blacker.” Curl […]
Sex, crime and drugs were the primary ingredients to a perfect Blaxploitation film. If you were lucky, having Pam Grier play your groovy bombshell would get you the blockbuster film of the year. Grier’s roles may have always appeared to be the same (crime-fighting sex machine), but each plot was different. TAKE TV ONE’S POLL: […]
With the increasing number of films aimed towards black audiences in the early 1970s, filmmakers realized that they couldn’t turn to Henry Mancini to provide the musical backdrops for these movies.
By now, everyone’s seen Shaft and Superfly, the ultimate blaxploitation films, but the relatively shortlived film genre produced hundreds of low budget action and comedy films that allowed filmmakers like Spike Lee and Robert Townsend to have successful careers in film. Take a look at the trailers for a few blaxploitation films that are essential […]
Was there a better decade for black films than the 1970’s, when the Blaxploitation era was in full effect? Though it was a controversial era for African-Americans, Blaxploitation cinema was a creatively rich period that broke down racial barriers for many black actors and filmmakers. Names like Richard Roundtree, Pam Grier, and Melvin Van Peebles […]