Wednesday, February 22, 2012

1970's 'Blaxploitation' Stars: Where are they now?


The 1970s produced the genre that would later come to be known as 'Blaxploitation'. The film genre emerged during this decade as films were made specifically with an urban black audience in mind. The term 'Blaxploitation' emerges from a fusion of the words black and exploitation. These movies were larger-than-life, action-packed, and full of funk and soul music. Known not only for their exciting nature, these films also involved progressive social and political commentary. From Pam Grier to Bill Cosby, check out who delved into this genre and what the actors have been doing since the '70s ...

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26 comments:

Anonymous said...

Are they all down at the local crack house with tire pressure checker crackpipes and chore boy crack resin screens? Enquiring minds want to know. (not really)

Cowboy Tim said...

Happy "African-American History Month"! Guess we're seeing a kinder, gentler side of Shave here... LOL

Anonymous said...

Pam Griers bush used to run from hip to hip and from pussy lips to belly button. You could hide a battalion of gooks in that bush.

Anonymous said...

Pam Grier was a hot, sexy woman back in those days.
She looked pretty good in "Foxy Brown" too.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the memories, Shave-y. Those were the days. I'd head over to the Capitol at 79th and Halsted and watch Pam Grier. Then head over to the nearby lounge. Aaaah. Never had any problems either.

Even went over to the Rhodes at 79th and Rhodes, but the patrons did not appreciate me being the lone white guy there.

"leftisthebest"

NEIL BERGSTEIN said...

When I worked the African ghetto, I always hoped to meet an intelligent shine private dick like Roundtree's Shaft, to debate city life,etc: "You aint so black"& "you aint so white"... Never did..
By the way, that remake was horrible & a stupid plot. What white guy is going to bash a bro's head in; in front of 20 witnesses and expect it to go away.

Anonymous said...

I don't know Karate....but I know KARAZY

Anonymous said...

That Shaved is a baaad mutha fu*** SHUT YO MOUTH !

Anonymous said...

Dead or in prison.

I Voted For Obama said...

As a boy growing up in his native Indonesia, the only American films they would show on television were "Superfly, "The Mack, and "Across 110th St.".

I Voted For Obama said...

As a boy growing up in his native Indonesia, the only American films they would show on television were "Superfly, "The Mack, and "Across 110th St.".

Uncle Tom said...

What ever you call them they are still Niggers!

Anonymous said...

Garbage blog

St Simon of Trent said...

'Blaxploitation'.....A film genre that taught Negro audiences that all their problems were caused by Whitey.And the solution was always killing,raping and robbing Whitey.Every single one of these films was written,directed and produced by Jews.

Anonymous said...

KNEE---GROW------PLEEZE..... Those movies are o.k.....but nothing like the cinematic gems that Tyler Perry is producing...Dat boy iz a GeenEus!

Anonymous said...

Dont forget about "Boss Nigger"

I think herman cain was going to use it as his theme song...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyPhsFxnc_c

Anonymous said...

SHITHEADS can't keep quiet in a movie theatre....SHITHEADS be all up on the phone in theatres.......SHITHEADS be bringing their own popcorn and purple dranks in theatres......SHITHEADS be bringing they lil chillins in strollers in theatres....SHITHEADS be drivin to da suburbs to fuck up a theatre That's the REAL Blaxpoitation. THANK YOU NETFLIX

Anonymous said...

You forgot my favorite from the 70's....."Boss Nigger".....don't think its a real movie??? Look it up fuckers.

Anonymous said...

Aaaah the days of being the only white person watching those films at The Capitol Theatre at 79th/Halsted bring back memories.

"leftisthebest"

Anonymous said...

MAJOR RANT SAYS:

Now Playing:

Blackula 2, starring Barry Odbmama as a vampire sucking the life blood out of U.S. Taxpayers. Yes folks, this version is NON-Fiction.

Anonymous said...

Aaaah the days of being the only white person watching those films at The Capitol Theatre at 79th/Halsted bring back memories.

"leftisthebest"

February 23, 2012 11:13 AM

No, You were one of the many I observed exiting that one particular theatre on Western Ave at 63rd,east side of street.
Pervert.

Anonymous said...

1970's 'Blaxploitation' Stars: Where are they now?

Who gives a fuck?

Anonymous said...

Jail ?

Anonymous said...

Doing their own Whitney Houston impersonations.

Anonymous said...

Those movies caused the end of "Downtown"
Before them niggers never went there ...
ABCD

Anonymous said...

Who's the cat who won't cop out, when there's danger all about?

Who is the man who would risk his neck for his brother man?

Shaft, right on!