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BLACK HOOKER (1974) **

The titular black hooker has an unwanted white son from a white client whom is sent to live with her poor parents (who call her “painted woman”) on their farm.  When screwing a white client she says, “Do you get pleasure by looking at my black magnificence?”  When her son grows up, he falls in love with a black girl and plans to marry her.  Those plans go into the shitter fast when he catches her making time with grandpa!  He then leaves town to see his mama, but of course she doesn’t want anything to do with him.  He tries to get a job at a grocery store, but when the owner’s wife starts hitting on him, he gets fired.  When grandma dies her funeral is filmed in sepia tone.  In the end he strangles his no good Mama and cries.  The title will make you think it’s a cool black action movie.  It’s not.  It takes place in the 20’s so don’t expect any cool 70’s afros or bellbottoms.  It’s also depressing as hell.  This was written and directed by Arthur Roberson and based on his play, which explains the over the top theatrical performances.  

AKA:  Black Mama.  AKA:  Street Sisters.

Tags: b, blaxploitation, drama

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