10.24.2016

'Starring Pam Grier' – Selected film posters featuring the Queen of American cult cinema



It's been said that you can tell a lot about a person from what they hang on their walls. With this in mind, I will pretend for a moment that this blog post is a sprawling section of brown brick wall found within the confines of a warehouse district loft apartment that I often inhabit in my dreams. In a back corner of the expansive space, a large projection screen fills up a third of the wall. Lined up neatly in front of the screen are eight ridiculously comfy Lazy Boy chairs. And because you simply can't have a legit in-house movie theater without one, a red and gold sense-of-smell-igniting popcorn popper is stationed a few feet behind. 

Spread out along the wall that runs perpendicular to the wall upon which the projection screen hangs is an impressive collection of vintage film posters of flicks that the cult cinema goddess Pam Grier starred in. It's a collection that puts so-called Pam Grier fans–even Mr. Tarantino himself–to shame. Alright, well maybe not him since he did actually write a movie for the actress...and the poster for that film is hanging on the wall in the loft. But it puts all of the other so-called Pam Grier fans to shame, to absolute shame...to low-down and dirty shame.

(Posters 'hung' in alphabetical order)

Big Doll House (1971)
Black Mama White Mama (1973)
Bucktown (1975)
Coffy (1973)
Foxy Brown (1975)
 Friday Foster (1975)
  Jackie Brown (1997)
 Scream Blacula Scream (1973)
Sheba Baby (1975)
  The Arena (1974)
  The Big Bird Cage (1971)
 Women in Cages (1971)