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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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Essentially, Gifford argues, "there would be no street literature, no Blaxploitation, no Hip-Hop the way we know them today without [the culturally transformative] Pimp.
91 mins A BluRay release for one the very best Blaxploitation films made, starring Pam Grier as a young nurse who seeks revenge when her little sister is hospitalised by a drug pusher.
This alone might make 1981's "Escape From New York" the ultimate blaxploitation flick: in a setting of urban rot that at the time seemed only slightly exaggerated, a badass black man was collecting those dues Melvin Van Peebles had warned everyone about years earlier, at the end of "Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song.
On the surface, Together Brothers seems to be one of the many films of the blaxploitation genre to be forgotten by mass audiences.
Every film genre was covered; from classic B&W films to 1970s Blaxploitation films and the best of world and British cinema.
And the nights are for everyone, pointed out Chris: "I was talking to someone very young who was interested in Blaxploitation.
12 Years A Slave , brutally showcasing its blaxploitation theme, tops the second list for all foreign films released in India in a while.
The plush production of tracks like the Neptunes-produced centerpiece 'good kid' hearkens back to Seventies blaxploitation soundtracks and Nineties gangsta-rap blaxploitation revivals, and good kid warrants a place in that storied lineage.
He's expecting his first child with wife Gwen, but his longlost son from a previous relationship has just turned up, as has Archy's estranged dad - faded blaxploitation icon Luther.
He's expecting his first child with wife Gwen, but his long-lost son from a previous relationship has just turned up in the neighbourhood - as has Archy's own estranged dad, faded blaxploitation icon Luther.
This wide-ranging chapter ends with a discussion of blaxploitation films that suggests that the dissonance between the 1972 film Super Fly, which celebrates the life of a cocaine dealer while its anti-drug soundtrack powerfully exposes "the central problem of the postsegregation era," reveals the problem behind the central paradox, which is: "how to participate in American consumer culture and not be dirtied by it" (152).
And it reminds of nothing so much as the epic blaxploitation movie soundtracks from the early '70s produced by the likes of Curtis Mayfield and Marvin Gaye.