Friday, March 22, 2013

Celebrate Women History Month- A Tribute to Pam Grier

A week long  tribute to Pam Grier

I enjoyed her movies.  She was a woman that could fight and hold her own against the men in the films. She was my action hero.  

She  "became a staple of early 1970s movies playing big, bold, assertive women, beginning with Jack Hill's Coffy (1973), in which she plays a nurse who seeks revenge on drug dealers; her character was advertised  as the 'baddest one-chick hit-squad that ever hit town!'  In 1975, she starred in Sheba Baby- a Chicago private detective returns back home to Louisville, Kentucky, to help her father fight mobsters and in 1974, she starred in Foxy Brown- she takes a job as a high-class prostitute in order to get revenge on the mobsters who murdered her boyfriend."*  

                                  Kenya, Pam, Neve (with afro wig)

*info from IMDB


  1. Pam Grier was the ish! I'm looking forward to her tribute. This figure is bringing the heat.

  2. I still admire Pam Grier. I didn't get an opportunity to see many of her 1970s movies when they were released but I have seen a few on DVD in more recent years. Last week I watched the tail end of a more recent movie: Woman Thou Art Loosed on the 7th Day. She was a detective, kept her hair styled in two braids, and wore a cowboy hat and boots throughout most or all of the movie.

    My all time favorite Pam Grier movie remains Jackie Brown. I can watch it over and over again because I love it when women are the victors and look fan-tab-ulous while "kicking butt and taking names!" In this one, Jackie Brown didn't even have to exert much force to become the heroine.


  3. I enjoyed Jackie Brown too. I like that the movie was made for her.