Blaxploitation Movie Posters

Original Blaxploitation Movie Posters are sought after by collectors of movie memorabilia. Blaxploitation films were a genre of movies that emerged in the United States during the early 1970s. The term “blaxploitation” is a portmanteau of “black” and “exploitation,” reflecting the genre’s focus on African American characters and themes, often within the context of crime, action, and urban settings. These films were characterized by low budgets, exaggerated characters, and a strong influence from popular African American music of the time, particularly funk and soul.

Notable examples of blaxploitation films include “Shaft” (1971), “Super Fly” (1972), “Foxy Brown” (1974), and “Blacula” (1972). Despite the controversy and criticism surrounding the genre, blaxploitation films played a crucial role in opening doors for African American filmmakers and actors, paving the way for more diverse representation in the film industry.