- Category: Spotlight
- Created on 16 January 2017
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Are you ready for the largest collection of the baddest movies, with the "hippest" Super Fly actors and one of the toughest "Foxy Brown" women to ever set the stage for action and drama?
BOUNCE TV has rehashed a movement from the iconic libraries of Black films by streaming features like: Dolemite, Cotton Comes to Harlem, Uptown Saturday Night, Cooley High, Cleopatra Jones, Mandingo, Which Way is Up?, Car Wash, The Original Gangstas, Black Caesar, and more titles from the archives of the 70's, 80's and 90's, starring two of its most prominent and legendary actors, Pam Grier and Fred "The Hammer" Williamson. See them again with the familiar flair of the era where "Black is Beautiful" and everyone had soul...in the new video-on-demand streaming site and app entitled "Brown Sugar."
These movies are available on any media. From your phone or tablet, you can go to the Google Play Store and iTunes App Store and from your computer at www.BrownSugar.com. You can get a FREE initial trial period for subscribers and pay a retail price of ONLY $3.99 each month following. Nowhere else can you get "quality" viewing of these types of African-American action and drama films many grew to love and respect over four decades ago. These hot titles will cross the boundaries of every generation...from the young, to the young at heart.
Brown Sugar is comprised of classics with actors who trail blazed and paved the way for the generations that would come after them. In addition to Pam Grier and Fred "The Hammer" Williamson...Jim Brown, Richard Roundtree, Jim Kelly, Godfrey Cambridge, Max Julien, Richard Pryor, Rudy Ray Moore, Billy Dee Williams, James Earl Jones, Isaac Hayes, Tamara Dobson, Yaphet Kotto, Keenan Ivory Wayons, Bernie Casey, Leon Isaac Kennedy, Thalmus Rasulala, and many others can be seen when you stream “Brown Sugar” from the comfort of your home, or convenience of your media devices on-the-go!
After speaking with spokespersons for this genius resurrection, Pam and Fred, they had a lot to say about why YOU NEED to subscribe to BOUNCE TV's "Brown Sugar" library of films dubbed the "Blaxploitation Genre." The beautiful and talented Ms. Pam Grier shared this revelation and introduction:
"I am extraordinarily excited about being a part of educating the public and introducing to a new generation, a pop culture of the African-American community of art, film, and music. You can't learn this in history books; it would be a daunting task to approach. This way, through the genius of BOUNCE TV's “Brown Sugar” streaming service, you get to see different genres of African-American films from the Foxy Mamas like Foxy Brown, Coffy, Cleopatra Jones, to the righteous revenge movies like Dolemite, and Black Caesar… you'll have love stories like Black Sister's Revenge, Bad Black and Beautiful; you have the shakedown movies, Blue Collar, Amazing Grace, Cool Breeze, and the Jive Ass Turkeys, like I'm Gonna Git You Sucka, Car Wash; Black Horror like Blacula, Sugar Hill, Blackenstein and MORE."--Pam Grier
T2T: As a fan of these movies, I have a favorite quote, I'd like to share, "She's sweet brown sugar, with a touch of spice and murder if you don't treat her nice." You mentioned that your roles embodied the black, powerful, independent and courageous woman you portrayed in that era...How do you see the Black woman portrayed in films today, as opposed to how your characters were portrayed?
PAM GRIER: They are my children, they are my daughters and I know I set a tone and opened doors for many women to say, "I will be that"…"I am that." I have a mission and I have something to say, to protect my children. So I see the women today just spring boarding off of that with a realm of confidence because of recognizing gender oppression and saying "Oh no, that's not accepting." That's what my mom and my aunt, and their peers would say. That's the beginning of the women's liberation movement… that unity of women saying, "How do we keep the house going?" "How do we pay the mortgage and keep our kids safe?" And say, "If we don't have an education, if we don't have independence, and confidence, we're not gon' fall. And I see that today in a global mass.
T2T: Mr. Fred "The Hammer" Williamson, I grew up watching your films and my uncles and cousins used to imitate your style...In the roles that you portrayed, there were so many strong characters that you emanated in those films, where did you channel the energy to bring those characters to life?
FRED WILLIAMSON: Being black and growing up without any heroes to emulate, there were no Black heroes in the 50's. The characters I saw did not give me the example that I needed as a physical character. Sidney Poitier is a great actor, but he never hit anybody and I needed that kind of example and portion to strike back. I'm not as strong as Sidney, he can get hit on the right cheek and then turn to the left and let them hit him on that one, too. I'm weak, if you hit me on my right cheek, I'm taking you out. I needed to see some black males that had the strength; that when he had to fight back, he wasn't concerned about the consequences. You're just protecting yourself and sometimes physicalness comes into it. I needed to see that. So what I did was put it on screen so that the Black public could see it, and emulate it, and not actually do it in the streets. But, they got a chance on a Saturday night to see me do it. Which I think is what happened. I had one young man run up to me in the airport and tell me, "Hammer, I hate your guts.” I got sick of my father always talking about how much I needed to be like the Hammer. It's about presenting something that the young brothers, and sisters too, can relate to.
Be sure to visit www.brownsugar.com and subscribe to the hottest, hippest, coolest, baddest...and foxiest films ever created for television. Rick Ross who is also a huge fan and spokesperson of this brand, is demonstrating how mainstream this resurrection of popular Black films can be in today's society. Catch ya later, cats and chicks!