Jack Hill on

Coffy

Released 1973
Distributor AIP

Sexy Pam Grier poses as a hooker to wipe out some druglords and in the process becomes a full-fledged superstar in one of the most popular blaxploitation titles of the ’70s. Writer-director Jack Hill explains how it went down.

About Jack Hill

Jack Hill began his career, like so many of his contemporaries, working for Roger Corman, then wrote and directed the cult classic Spider Baby, which introduced his favorite actor, Sid Haig. His The Big Doll House launched an entire genre of “Women in Prison” pix as well as Pam Grier, whom he later brought to stardom in Coffy and Foxy Brown. Other credits include The Big Bird CagePit StopSwinging Cheerleaders and Switchblade Sisters. He is currently exec producing a series of remakes of some of his earlier horror films. See Jack Hill Presents.