Blaxploitation Fridays: Friday Foster

blame it on Meka July 26, 2008

So the homie Starr has been doing this thing where she spotlights various blaxploitation-era films, and I’ve become a fan over the past few. I’m yoking her shit and claiming credit She’s allowed me to post these spotlights every Friday night. What do you think? Check it out under the cut.


This is of my favorite blaxploitation flicks, Friday Foster. It came later on in her blaxploitation career and it’s not even one of the better movies in the genre, but the fact that she was a photojournalist has always been fascinating to me (even if it is a fictional character). I think her character also being so gangstarr (hee hee hee) had a lot to do with it too. Have you heard that term before, “girl Friday?” It’s usually used for a trusty female/sidekick.

Synopsis: A freelance photographer with an insatiable thirst for adventure, Friday unearths a conspiracy to assassinate several prominent black political leaders. The film also features Yaphet Kotto, Godfrey Cambridge, Eartha Kitt, and, as a “Godfather” type, Jim Backus. Created by Jim Lawrence and Jorge Longaron, the original Friday Foster cartoon strip ran from 1970 to 1974, one of the few collaborations of its kind between an American scriptwriter and a foreign artist.