Foxy Brown (1974)

Foxy Brown (1974) Jack Hill wrote and directed Pam Grier in this classic blaxploitation film about a woman who takes revenge on the mobsters who murdered her man.

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“Well who’s black and what is a black person?” – Pam Grier

 

Beneath all the pop pizzazz,

Jack Hill channels Baldwin’s The Fire Next Time

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to jazz up a strong woman who could kick ass

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and make self-reliant militant power feminine.

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There’s no commodity like a female black body

Pam Grier knows; she has to represent.

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Only blacks can police their community.

Stuck in B’s, she makes hers a fashion statement:

 -Pam-Grier

 

Psychedelic leather go-go boots,

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bell bottoms, hip huggers, ginger snaps,

cropped floral blouse, halter-top jumpsuits,

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pop yellow or rouge dress, flimsy silk straps,

oversized sunnies, sexy décolletage,

crop tops, polyester paisley sleeves,

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hoop earrings to round out her assemblage,

all beneath a massive Afro weave.

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Cross her and she’ll break your jaw.

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She carries a Colt in her holster bra.

Blow a good black man away,

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his woman will track you down some day.

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Over the top violence galvanizes

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Fox Spirit, beaten and bound, razor in her tongue, 

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coat hangers bent to rip out her rapist’s eyes,

and set the shack on fire, sex slavers hung; 

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having once busted up a lesbian bar,

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she ends with the infamous pickle jar —

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the maximum revenge one woman

can take on another woman.

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“But I just loved looking at the clothes of the ’70s.” Pam Grier

 

“Foxy, I’m a black man, and I don’t know how to sing, and I don’t know how to dance, and I don’t know how to preach to no congregation. I’m too small to be a football hero, and too ugly to be elected mayor. But I watch TV and see all these folks and the nice homes they live in and all them fancy cars they drive, I just get so full of ambition. Now you tell me what I’m supposed to do with all this ambition?” – Antonio Fargas as Link Brown

 

“I want justice for all of them. And I want justice for all the people whose lives are bought and sold, so that a few big shots can climb up on their backs, and laugh at the law, and laugh at human decency. But most of all, I want justice for a man, this man had love in his heart, and he died because he went out of his neighborhood to do what he thought was right.” – Pam Grier as Foxy Brown

 

 

 

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