Blaxploitation As Stereotypical Film, Blaxploitation, A Sub Genre Of Exploitation

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Blaxploitation as Stereotypical Film
Blaxploitation, a sub-genre of Exploitation, becomes fairly popular with Hollywood Cinema during the 1960’s and 1970’s. These films initially targeted urbanized youth and began to appeal to African Americans as well as White audiences. However, various groups, such as the Coalition Against Blaxploitation, formed to stop production on films of this genre as it typically portrayed Blacks in a negative way. Generally, there are two different interpretations of Blaxploitation films. One being that these films empower blacks and the more accepted idea that these films further stereotype blacks with the inclusion of pimps, sex, drugs, crime and more. Due to the huge protests against the films, the movement died in the late 1970’s(Negative Effects of the Blaxploitation Movement.); however, Boyz N’ the Hood, produced by John Singleton in 1991, represents a resurgence of Blaxploitation, referred to as “neo-blaxploitation” which reflects the stereotypical interpretation of a blaxploitation film. (Fancher)
Boyz N’ The Hood is the urgent, profane, yet somehow sweetly sentimental story of three friends -- Tre, Ricky and Doughboy -- and their tragic passage into manhood(Swanson). Characteristics of a blaxploitation film when set in the Northeast or West Coast, typically take place in Ghettos and feature plotlines which entail crime, hit men, drug dealers, and pimps. These
Norman 2 films revolve around an atmosphere of crime and drug-dealing. Ethnic

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