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It is impossible to deny that this film has some hilarious parts. You
can\'t help enjoying the absolutely ridiculous outfits and mannerisms of
Everything from Willie\'s beyond gaudy car to even the characters\' names
(i.e. the white pimp named Milky Way) is pretty entertaining.
But it does have some serious (well okay, maybe not serious)
implications as well. It is basically set up like most classic
tragedies; a man in a position of great power falls due to a tragic
flaw. Willie is likable enough not to deserve our hatred, but ruthless
enough that we accept that he deserved his fate. Okay, so it\'s a bad
idea to overthink this movie, but it is important to at least recognize
Furthermore, its social implications are pretty relevant. It portrayed
Black and White characters in both positive and negative stereotypes,
as well as providing more well rounded characters to serve as positive
rolemodels. It started out glorifying the pimp lifestyle and slowly
de-glamorized it as a life of dishonesty, drug addiction, violence, and
eventual ruin. It may have really given young kids growing up in
ghettoes in that era as made something to think about by slowly
exposing the harsh realities of a life outside the law. Especially
since it also presented positive Black role models who came from
similar situations, like Cora, a prostitute-turned-social worker on a
quest to help rescue other young girls from a life on the streets..
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Superfly was and will always be a "Cult Classic" movie. It chronicles the days and ways of a coke dealer and his boy trying to get out of the game. Action packed and will keep you sitting down..
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Good date movie if ur into pump flicks.
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a true classical masterpiece!.
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Ballet blocking and coach carter.
I think its great five stars.
Truly a classic of the so-called "blaxploitation" films....
This Guy Is Having One Bad Week!
In the course of one week, poor Willie the pimp is getting the heat from
rival pimps, from the cops (including the wonderful Albert Hall), and from a
reformed prostitute who is trying to get Willie\'s girls\' to unionize (`You
can call me the Ralph Nadar for prostitutes\', she snaps in one of the film\'s
funniest lines). He even gets the IRS on his ass, although that scene isn\'t
terribly realistic since no pimp and/or drug dealer with even half a brain
would put his earnings in a bank!. What else? His purple Caddy gets towed
about twice a day, his girls get busted (or worse!) and ultimately, his poor
mom strokes out. Pimping just doesn\'t pay!
This film isn\'t like most of the other blaxploitation films. It downplays
the guns and drugs angle, and the lead character is not so baaad that he\'s
good or vice versa. He\'s a nut, really. You can even see people in the
background who were unaware they were in a film, pointing at him and
laughing. You can almost feel sorry for him because he\'s more stupid than
evil, and that\'s where the film wins the viewer over. The film breaks away
from formula a number of times, and despite the OUTRAGEOUS costumes and
decor (even the telephones are fur-lined!), we care about the people in this
film. There are good cops and bad cops, and there is a nice balance of
giving us women with brains and brawn, but who are still capable of a pretty
nasty catfight when the need arises. Something for everyone! My only beef
is that despite a pretty bad\' theme song, the score doesn\'t rock at all.
In fact, there are even a number of scenes that are scored with folky
harmonica music. How uncool is that? It\'s also a shame that this film
wasn\'t nominated for Best Costume design, but we all know how unlikely it
was that most of the Academy members ever even saw this film. Just isn\'t
Overall, I think this is one of the best films of the blaxploitation genre,
and along with `Unholy Rollers\' and `Switchblade Sisters\', one of the best
exploitation films of the seventies..