Pam Grier, Coffy
The beautiful Pam Grier portrayed Coffy in the 1973 film of the same name. Coffy is a bold and badass nurse who is forced to take justice into her own hands. She goes up against inner-city drug dealers after her sister becomes their latest victim.
As is the case with all of the roles Pam Grier brought to life, she does so perfectly and powerfully. This lady was playing superheroes long before Iron Man and Wonder Woman took over theaters!
Foxy Brown was a series ahead of its time. In my opinion, if it were aired today, it’d be a number one show and would run for infinite seasons. In the Seventies, a series centered around a female character was more out of the norm… and if the character happened to be a black woman… well, it was a real stand out!
Have you ever seen Foxy Brown (Amazon dvd link)? If not, I hope you’ll find it asap and check it out. It is one hella entertaining movie and Pam Grier is phenomenal. It’s almost impossible to find this movie on television (as is the case with a lot of Seventies movies – they aged out of the system for Network television but haven’t reached the age of TCM).
When it comes to all old movies (whether they’re silents, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, or 70s), I collect them on dvd. I do the same with my favorite television series. This way, they’re always right here in my den ready and waiting for me when I’m ready for them.
I plan to give Foxy Brown a re-watch immediately.