blaxploitation blaxploitation

Definition(s):

  • (n) the exploitation of black people (especially with regard to stereotyped roles in movies)

Usage(s):

  1. The documentary BaadAsssss Cinema explores the meaning and art behind blaxploitation's mass appeal.
  2. Blaxploitation movies didn't win awards.
  3. Its success spawned a new and lasting genre: blaxploitation, with Superfly Black Caesar and Menace II Society and Bad Boys and dozen of others as its brawling progeny.

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  1. "Together, we talked about The Bride forever," Thurman said. "We were out one night talking and he was telling me about genres and filmmaking, and (the 1973 blaxploitation revenge film) 'Coffy' and different movies......"
    on Apr 14, 2004 By: Uma Thurman Source: MSNBC

  2. "It's unfortunate that that term blaxploitation kind of blanketed over a lot of movies, which could have easily been called urban action films," White said, who watched the final cut with urban action star Jim Brown.
    on Oct 15, 2009 By: Michael Jai White Source: Eurweb.com

  3. In her seminal essay "Pimpin' as Metaphor," Susan Sontag wrote that "Given our nostalgia-mad society, a Blaxploitation revival is inevitable."
    on Nov 3, 2009 By: Susan Sontag Source: New York Times

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