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A film genre of the 1970s featuring African-American actors and often having antiestablishment plots, sometimes criticized for stereotypical characterization and glorification of violence.

[Blend of black and exploitation.]


(Film) a genre of films featuring Black stereotypes
[C20: from bla(ck) + (e)xploitation]


(ˌblæk splɔɪˈteɪ ʃən)
the exploitation of blacks, esp. in movies featuring or intending to appeal to blacks.
[1970–75, Amer.; blend of blax (resp. of blacks) + exploitation]


Music soundtracks from movies of the blaxploitation genre popular during the 1970s. Blaxploitation movies were among the first in the United States to feature black characters in leading roles and to be made by black directors.
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Noun1.blaxploitation - the exploitation of black people (especially with regard to stereotyped roles in movies)
using, victimisation, victimization, exploitation - an act that exploits or victimizes someone (treats them unfairly); "capitalistic exploitation of the working class"; "paying Blacks less and charging them more is a form of victimization"
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What Sankofa proved was that independent black films and not the exploitative Hollywood surrogate Blacksploitation movies have wide support within the black community and beyond.
On July 5 The Bad Film Club are taking an affectionate look at the tongue in cheek horror Frogs (1972) and cult discussion group Chapter Wails will be looking at the historical context of blacksploitation sci-fi The Thing With Two Heads (1972) (August 23).
She offers lucid comparative analyses of Tarantino's films in terms of how they relate to one another but also to the diverse cinematic traditions he draws on for inspiration (spaghetti westerns, 1970s kung-fu films, the blacksploitation genre, etc.