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Black Mama, White Mama (1973)

Directed by Eddie Romero. Cast: Pam Grier, Margaret Markov, Sid Haig, LynnBorden, Zaldy Zschornack, LaurieBurton. Two extradited female prisonersin a Philippine jungle prison,prostitute Lee Daniels and guerrillafighter Karen Brent, will do anythingto escape. Their chance comes during atransport on which they are shackledtogether. After killing a guard theyare on the run for their lives,igniting a bloody shoot out betweengangsters and a group ofrevolutionaries. 86 min.
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Reviewsand articles:
Ciasullo, Ann."Containing "Deviant"Desire: Lesbianism,Heterosexuality, and theWomen-in-Prison Narrative."The Journal of PopularCulture 41 (2) 2008,,195-223 Full-textof this article / review isavailable: UC users only
Holmlund, Chris."Wham! Bam! Pam! Pam Grieras Hot Action Babe and CoolAction Mama." QuarterlyReview of Film andVideo Volume 22, Number2/April-June 2005Full-textof this article / review isavailable: UC users only
Mayne,Judith.(2000) "Caged andFramed: The Women-in-PrisonFilm." In: Framed:Lesbians, Feminists, andMedia Culture. pp. 115- 145. Minneapolis & London: University of MinnesotaPress.(Main StackPN1995.9.W6.M359 2000)
Schubart, Rikke."'Have I bruised yourmasculinity?' Pam Grier,Male Masochism and FemalePleasure." IQCD.org Full-textof this article / review isavailable:
Reviewsand articles: Ciasullo, Ann."Containing "Deviant"Desire: Lesbianism,Heterosexuality, and theWomen-in-Prison Narrative."The Journal of PopularCulture 41 (2) 2008,,195-223 Full-textof this article / review isavailable: UC users only Holmlund, Chris."Wham! Bam! Pam! Pam Grieras Hot Action Babe and CoolAction Mama." QuarterlyReview of Film andVideo Volume 22, Number2/April-June 2005Full-textof this article / review isavailable: UC users only Mayne,Judith.(2000) "Caged andFramed: The Women-in-PrisonFilm." In: Framed:Lesbians, Feminists, andMedia Culture. pp. 115- 145. Minneapolis & London: University of MinnesotaPress.(Main StackPN1995.9.W6.M359 2000) Schubart, Rikke."'Have I bruised yourmasculinity?' Pam Grier,Male Masochism and FemalePleasure." IQCD.org Full-textof this article / review isavailable:

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