Review: ‘Foxy Brown’

Bosomy black starlet Pam Grier plays a gal whose dope-dealing brother (Antonio Fargas) rats on her undercover-narc boyfriend (Terry Carter), cuing latter's gangland murder on her doorstep. Not one to take romantic disappointment lightly, she sets her vengeful eye on the leaders of the local vice ring (Kathryn Loder and Peter Brown).

Bosomy black starlet Pam Grier plays a gal whose dope-dealing brother (Antonio Fargas) rats on her undercover-narc boyfriend (Terry Carter), cuing latter’s gangland murder on her doorstep. Not one to take romantic disappointment lightly, she sets her vengeful eye on the leaders of the local vice ring (Kathryn Loder and Peter Brown).

Before femme might makes right, Grier and callgirl Juanita Brown have a brawl in a lesbian bar, Fargas writhes to his gunned-down death, doxy Sally Ann Stroud has her throat slashed, two degenerate thugs who’ve raped Grier are burned to death, and Brown is castrated.

Even by the gutter-high standards of the genre, Foxy Brown is something of a mess. Jack Hill’s screenplay has peculiar narrative gaps.

Foxy Brown

Production

American International. Director Jack Hill; Producer Buzz Feitshans; Screenplay Jack Hill; Camera Brick Marquard; Editor Chuck McClelland; Music Willie Hutch; Art Director Kirk Axtel

Crew

(Color) Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1974. Running time: 91 MIN.

With

Pam Grier Antonio Vargas Peter Brown Terry Carter Kathryn Loder Harry Holcombe

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