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Badass Femmes: 'Foxy Brown'


Badass Femmes is a bi-weekly column that I write on Crome Yellow about all the Badass Females in pop culture that has shaped my life.

I had not known of Pam Grier or Blaxploitation before Quentin Tarantino's Jackie Brown but I knew I had to rewind in time to Foxy Brown and Coffy to fully understand his homage. Foxy Brown was one of the very first female heroines on screen that featured a women of color in the backdrop of a very white America. It didn't shy away from presenting the gritty realities of racism and sexism still taking place in those politically-charged times. Read more... 

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