Iconic Blaxploitation posters

AIGA Eye on Design looked at 5 Blaxploitation posters that defined the era including Super Fly and Foxy Brown:

This poster is rare in how women were depicted. Women in Blaxploitation film posters often were just there to adorn men. This image changes the narrative and features actress Pam Grier front and center, independent in her own strength. “Her films are the best of what Blaxploitation had to offer,” says Howard. “She brought an undeniable movie star quality to her performances. Her posters are so striking because she’s so unique to the history of cinema—she’s never rescued by men. She has agency. She’s sexually objectified but is the driver of the action in her films. Her role has endured in history compared to others from the time.”

And speaking of Foxy Brown, check out the fitting room scene from Jackie Brown but synced together, both starring Pam Grier.

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