Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song (1971)

Posted on February 21, 2009 by Mr. Nau
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Feb 21, 2009
by Mr. Nau

Melvin Van Peebles directs and stars in this astonishingly groundbreaking blaxploitation picture, complete with a soundtrack by Earth, Wind, & Fire. Full of action, sex, and attitude, this racial thriller was single-handedly responsible for launching an entire genre of film, empowering African-American filmmakers to make bold, political statements.

Grade: B.


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