When you think of blaxploitation films, you have to think of her. Her on-screen performances in films such as “Coffy” and “Foxy Brown” made her the original baddie, if you think about it. She would evolve into a well-rounded actress, working with the likes of Spike Lee, Quintin Tarantino, Paul Newman, and the Weinstein brothers. But before she was the woman we all know and love, she was Pammy, a girl from Denver that loved the outdoors.
So yes, this episode is dedicated to the love stories of the one and only Pam Grier. Though she never married, she came close, many times — even to a few people you know.
Research and Resources:
- Foxy: My Life in Three Acts by Pam Grier and Andrea Cagan – https://tinyurl.com/yemsk3rp
- The Plot Thickens by TCM: Here Comes Pam Podcast – https://tinyurl.com/mr3cp772
- “When You Earn It, They Can’t Take It Away”: An Interview with Pam Grier by Michael Schulman – https://tinyurl.com/w9yfzt5z
- “Pam Grier on maintaining her independence and identity in showbiz” by David Marchese – https://tinyurl.com/4akumh6e
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