Originating in the 1970s, these films had plots similar to trashy 60s exploitation films, but starred black actors and were notable for soundtracks featuring soul and funk artists.
J.R. Valery writes about how the films influenced hip-hop.
Includes an introduction to the genre, list of films and links to related articles.
Gary Morris examines the genre, with particular reference to Pam Grier.
Honoring all actors who brought us everything from Blacula to Cabin in the Sky to Purple Rain to The Thing With Two Heads, and everything in between.
Nicky Baxter examines how these films upended Hollywood stereotypes.
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