Pam Grier in Bright Lights: Interview with an icon

Before Lara Croft, before that chick in Resident Evil, there was Foxy Brown. Steve Ryfle interviews transgressive blaxploitation icon Pam Grier for Bright Lights Film Journal. Check out The Accidental Action Heroine, where Pam Grier “talks about Black Hollywood, Jack Hill, blaxploitation, and being an underemployed icon.”

Stuff I didn’t know about Pam Grier before hand:

  1. She’s from rural Colorado
  2. She was a tomboy
  3. She was an Army brat
  4. She taught herself on Stanislavski (take that BFA and MFA theatre programs!!!)
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