History Film / Coffy

15th Oct '14 4:01:38 AM GnomeTitan
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** Coffy seems to be wearing a bra and panties in most of her scenes, but the white dress she wears as Mystique makes it quite clear that she is not wearing anything at all underneath it.

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** Coffy seems to be wearing a bra and panties in most of her scenes, but the The white dress she Coffy wears as Mystique makes it quite clear that she is not wearing anything at all underneath it.
15th Oct '14 12:00:15 AM GnomeTitan
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** Almost all the women, including Coffy in many scenes, are obviously braless. It is TheSeventies, after all.
** The white dress Coffy wears as Mystique makes it quite clear that she is not wearing any kind of underwear at all.
** Subverted by Coffy in some scenes where she is shown wearing a bra and panties.

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** Almost all Many of the women, including Coffy in many scenes, women are obviously braless. It is TheSeventies, after all.
all.
** The Coffy seems to be wearing a bra and panties in most of her scenes, but the white dress Coffy she wears as Mystique makes it quite clear that she is not wearing any kind of underwear anything at all.
** Subverted by Coffy in some scenes where she is shown wearing a bra and panties.
all underneath it.
14th Oct '14 8:21:23 AM GnomeTitan
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* DrugsAreBad: This movie had a very strong anti-drug message, which was unusual for its time.
** That's usually taken as a conservative message on the part of writer/director Jack Hill, although he has stated that he wasn't trying to to send a message, but simply to do the opposite of what all the other movies were doing. Another noted example is ''The Swinging Cheerleaders'', where a campus radical leader is a rapist who gets his comeuppance from the football team. Most movies of the time would have pitted savior radicals against rapist jocks.

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* DrugsAreBad: This movie had a very strong anti-drug message, which was unusual for its time.
** That's
time. This is usually taken as a conservative message on the part of writer/director Jack Hill, although he has stated that he wasn't trying to to send a message, but simply to do the opposite of what all the other movies were doing. Another noted example is ''The Swinging Cheerleaders'', where a campus radical leader is a rapist who gets his comeuppance from the football team. Most movies of the time would have pitted savior radicals against rapist jocks.doing.
14th Oct '14 8:20:00 AM GnomeTitan
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* ActionGirl: Coffy was among the first.
* AfroAsskicker

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* ActionGirl: Coffy was among the first.
first. She doesn't hesitate to get into a fight or to use extreme violence.
* AfroAsskickerAfroAsskicker: Coffy's afro hairdo also serves as a hiding place for various weapons.



* BadAss

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* BadAssBadAss: Coffy's attitude - and it's not just attitude.



* {{Blaxploitation}}: A typical example of the genre, except for having a female protagonist.

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* {{Blaxploitation}}: A typical example of the genre, except for having a female protagonist.protagonist and a strong anti-drug message.



** In an early scene a gangster threatens a waitress who took a picture of some night club patrons. He tears open her blouse, exposing her breast.

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** In an early scene a gangster threatens a waitress who took a picture of some night club patrons. He tears open her blouse, exposing her braless breast.



* MsFanservice: Well, we ''are'' talking about Creator/PamGrier.

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* MsFanservice: Well, we ''are'' talking about Creator/PamGrier. She spends a large part of the movie in {{Stripperiffic}} clothes or various stages of undress.



* PayEvilUntoEvil: This seems to be the guiding principle behind Coffy's spree of vengeance.



* {{Pun}}: When trying to kill Coffy with an overdose of heroin, the bad guys unknowingly put sugar in Coffy.
** Perhaps this is an example of Irony.

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* {{Pun}}: When trying to kill Coffy with an overdose of heroin, the bad guys unknowingly put sugar in Coffy.
** Perhaps this is an example of Irony.
Coffy.



* ShowerScene

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%% * ShowerScene



** Many of the women are obviously braless. It is TheSeventies, after all.
** The white dress Coffy wears as Mystique makes it quite clear that she is not wearing any kind of underwear.

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** Many of Almost all the women women, including Coffy in many scenes, are obviously braless. It is TheSeventies, after all.
** The white dress Coffy wears as Mystique makes it quite clear that she is not wearing any kind of underwear.underwear at all.
** Subverted by Coffy in some scenes where she is shown wearing a bra and panties.
17th Sep '14 6:44:34 AM GnomeTitan
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* BlackBraAndPanties: Coffy strips to these during one of her DirtyHarriet scenes.


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* LingerieScene: Coffy strips to her black bra and panties during one of her DirtyHarriet scenes.
29th Apr '14 2:31:45 AM GnomeTitan
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Although it wasn't her first movie, ''Coffy'' (1973) was the production that made PamGrier a star of cult cinema. It was among the first notable {{Blaxploitation}} films, and one of the first action movies featuring a strong heroine. Writer-director Jack Hill, the creator of several [[ExploitationFilm exploitation flicks]], found enough success with this movie to spawn a SpiritualSuccessor, ''FoxyBrown'' (1974).

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Although it wasn't her first movie, ''Coffy'' (1973) was the production that made PamGrier Creator/PamGrier a star of cult cinema. It was among the first notable {{Blaxploitation}} films, and one of the first action movies featuring a strong heroine. Writer-director Jack Hill, the creator of several [[ExploitationFilm exploitation flicks]], found enough success with this movie to spawn a SpiritualSuccessor, ''FoxyBrown'' ''Film/FoxyBrown'' (1974).



* AntiHero: However, Coffy's later reactions about her antiheroic actions are played out more realistically. In the beginning of the film she kills a drug dealer and a user, and later she is unable to do her job as a nurse because the sight of a patient's wounds reminds her too much of the bloodshed earlier. She even questions her friend Carter about vigilante justice, and Coffy's tone of voice and questions implied that she was fishing for Carter to give her a reason she could believe in to stop her crusade. But Carter being hospitalized finally pushed her plans forward.

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* AntiHero: However, Coffy's brand of vigilante justice is one of gory and indiscriminate revenge. However, her later reactions about her antiheroic actions are played out more realistically. In the beginning of the film she kills a drug dealer and a user, and later she is unable to do her job as a nurse because the sight of a patient's wounds reminds her too much of the bloodshed earlier. She even questions her friend Carter about vigilante justice, and Coffy's tone of voice and questions implied that she was fishing for Carter to give her a reason she could believe in to stop her crusade. But Carter being hospitalized finally pushed her plans forward.



* CoolCar: The crime bosses and pimps ride in big, flashy cars.

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* CoolCar: King George's limo. The other crime bosses and pimps also ride in big, flashy cars.cars.



* FinGore: During the big CatFight scene, one woman grabs Coffy by her hair without realizing that she's tied razorblades into her afro. She is later shown with big bandages on her hands.



* MsFanservice: Well, we ''are'' talking about PamGrier.

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* MsFanservice: Well, we ''are'' talking about PamGrier.Creator/PamGrier.
28th Apr '14 9:30:16 PM NowhereLad
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* AntiHero: It should be noted, though, that Coffy is notably troubled by her actions after she commits them, specifically after she kills two dealers in the beginning of the movie.

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* AntiHero: It should be noted, though, that Coffy is notably troubled by However, Coffy's later reactions about her antiheroic actions after she commits them, specifically after she kills two dealers in are played out more realistically. In the beginning of the movie.film she kills a drug dealer and a user, and later she is unable to do her job as a nurse because the sight of a patient's wounds reminds her too much of the bloodshed earlier. She even questions her friend Carter about vigilante justice, and Coffy's tone of voice and questions implied that she was fishing for Carter to give her a reason she could believe in to stop her crusade. But Carter being hospitalized finally pushed her plans forward.
10th Mar '14 5:41:48 PM Ghidra15
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* CynicismCatalyst: When her little sister is brain damaged from her drug use and hospitalized, Coffy takes a very cynical view of the system and starts thinking that the only solution is to kill off all the drug dealers. When her cop boyfriend is brutally beaten -- and brain damaged, he too -- for refusing to take bribes, she's driven to action.

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* CynicismCatalyst: When her little sister is brain damaged from her drug use and hospitalized, Coffy takes a very cynical view of the system and starts thinking that the only solution is to kill off all the drug dealers. When her cop boyfriend friend is brutally beaten -- and and, like her sister, brain damaged, he too damaged -- for refusing to take bribes, she's driven to action.
22nd Feb '14 5:39:42 AM GnomeTitan
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-->'''Coffy:''' Ooo, my love! Are you sure you're not just [[BlackIsBiggerInBed a little black]]?

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-->'''Coffy:''' -->'''Coffy (to Vitroni):''' Ooo, my love! Are you sure you're not just [[BlackIsBiggerInBed a little black]]?



* BlackBraAndPanties: Worn by Coffy during one of her seduction scenes.

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* BlackBraAndPanties: Worn by Coffy strips to these during one of her seduction DirtyHarriet scenes.



* ClingyJealousGirl: Meg, one of King George's primary prostitutes, is intensely jealous of "Mystique" when introduced. She [[AccidentalMisnaming refers to her as "Miss Stick"]] and bumps a tray of drinks on her white dress.

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* ClingyJealousGirl: Meg, one of King George's primary prostitutes, is intensely jealous of "Mystique" when introduced. She [[AccidentalMisnaming refers to mishears her name as "Miss Stick"]] Stick" and bumps then [[MaliciousMisnaming keeps calling her that despite being corrected]]. She then sets off a big CatFight by dumping a tray of drinks on her Coffy's white dress.



* TheMole: [[spoiler: Howard Brunswick: Politician, Coffy's lover, and total bastard.]]

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* TheMole: [[spoiler: Howard Brunswick: Politician, CorruptPolitician, Coffy's lover, and total bastard.]]
22nd Feb '14 1:41:20 AM GnomeTitan
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* FashionDissonance: King George's outfit in his first scenes may have been cool on a pimp in TheSeventies. Today it would raise a few eyebrows.

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* FashionDissonance: King George's outfit PimpDuds in his first scenes may have been cool on a pimp in TheSeventies. Today it the outfilt -- a skin-tight, chest-baring, orange jumpsuit with a matching cape -- would raise a few eyebrows.
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