Stephane Dunn's "Baad Bitches" and Sassy Supermamas: Black Power Action PDF

By Stephane Dunn

This energetic research unpacks the intersecting racial, sexual, and gender politics underlying the representations of racialized our bodies, masculinities, and femininities in early Nineteen Seventies black motion motion pictures, with specific specialise in the illustration of black femininity. Stephane Dunn explores the common, sexualized, subordinate positioning of ladies in low-priced blaxploitation motion narratives in addition to extra heavily radical movies like Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song and The Spook Who Sat by means of the Door, during which black girls tend to be portrayed as trifling "bitches" in comparison to the supermacho black male heroes. The phrases "baad bitches" and "sassy supermamas" sign the reversal of this positioning with the emergence of supermama heroines within the few black motion movies within the early Nineteen Seventies that featured confident, empowered, and difficult (or "baad") black girls as protagonists: Cleopatra Jones, Coffy, and Foxy Brown.

Dunn bargains shut exam of a different second within the background of African American illustration in renowned cinema, tracing its emergence out of an intensive political period, prompted specially by means of the Black energy move and feminism. "Baad Bitches" and Sassy Supermamas additionally engages blaxploitation's impression and lingering charisma in modern hip-hop tradition as urged by means of its worrying gender politics and the "baad complain daughters" of cunning Brown and Cleopatra Jones, rappers Lil' Kim and cunning Brown.  

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