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Baadasssss Cinema (2002)

Filmmaker Isaac Julien uses film clips and interviews to illustrate the history of the so-called "blaxploitation" genre.

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Pam Grier ... Self
Fred Williamson ... Self
Melvin Van Peebles ... Self
Elvis Mitchell ... Self
Gloria Hendry ... Self
Quentin Tarantino ... Self
Samuel L. Jackson ... Self
Afeni Shakur Afeni Shakur ... Self
Ed Guerrero Ed Guerrero ... Self
Armond White Armond White ... Self
bell hooks bell hooks ... Self
Richard Roundtree ... Self (archive footage)
Tamara Dobson ... Self (archive footage)
Ron O'Neal ... Self (archive footage)
Jim Brown ... Self (archive footage)
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Filmmaker Isaac Julien uses film clips and interviews to illustrate the history of the so-called "blaxploitation" genre.

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"Blaxploitation" Meets The American Nation
28 October 2017 | by strong-122-478885See all my reviews

("BaadAssss Cinema" movie-quote) - "Don't jive me, you lousy, black mother-fukker!!"

For the most part - This 60-minute documentary was a pretty entertaining look back at the movie genre known as "Blaxploitation" which came into its own in the USA during the early-to-mid 1970s (and, then, like disco, it faded away into obscurity).

Believe me - It was really quite a hoot looking back at the hilarious, bad-boy/bad-girl fashion trends that prevailed amongst blacks during those turbulent days in pop culture. It was all platform shoes, big "Afro" hairdos, and skintight outfits, non-stop.

Through a continual parade of blaxploitation film clips, along with interviews from actors, film historians, and directors - The viewer gets a golden opportunity to enjoy a real slice of bad-ass cinema at its absolute baddest.

*Final note* - I think that Quentin Tarantino (and his limp-wristed hand contortions) should be christened "The Countess of Flatulence". He really should.


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