Tryin to get over: Super fly, black politics, and post-civil rights film enterprise

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Abstract

Super Fly was a landmark case of African American participation in majorrelease fi lmmaking. The fi lm's narrative about Harlem cocaine dealers dramatized black business dynamism operating inside white-dominated power structures, and this spoke refl exively to the circumstances of the fi lm's making. This essay offers a reappraisal of Super Fly and new perspectives on the blaxploitation cycle in light of post-civil rights opportunities and constraints. © 2010 by the University of Texas Press.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)86-105
Number of pages19
JournalCinema Journal
Volume49
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2010