Coffy

  • Film
  • Action and adventure
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Superficially just another black exploitation film (one of the first to feature a woman in a strong central role), Coffy is distinguished by its unremitting moral blackness. With a yellow press feel to the script and a welcome sexual frankness, the world Coffy inhabits is revealed as one where social, sexual and political exploitation are simply the norms. What makes the film is essentially the character of Coffy as played by Pam Grier with increasing alienation: a nurse out to get the men who are responsible for her little sister's addiction, she makes a conscious decision to manipulate the sexual situations which the men around her force her to engage in. It is a performance that defies and subverts the genre.

Release details

Duration: 9 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Jack Hill
Screenwriter: Jack Hill
Cast: Pam Grier
Booker Bradshaw
Robert DoQui
William Elliott
Allan Arbus
Sid Haig
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