Talk Easy with Sam Fragoso

Pam Grier

On the brink of 70, legend Pam Grier sits down to reflect on a series of pivotal moments from her inimitable life. For example: moving to Los Angeles at 18 in 1967 (7:10), becoming a trailblazer through iconic films like Foxy Brown and Coffy (16:38), getting thrown out of a bar with John Lennon and Harry Nilsson in 70s Hollywood (27:00), words of wisdom from Eartha Kitt (35:44), falling in love with Richard Pryor (42:44), overcoming cervical cancer in 1988 (48:22), and much more. There’s only one Pam Grier, and we’re honored to have her.

Show-notes: 

  • trailer for Poms, now out in theaters.
  • “Bless This Mess” is the hit new ABC sit-com, co-starring Pam. Watch a trailer for the program here.
  • For the Jackie Brown diehards, our episode with Robert Forster.
  • Foxy: My Life in Three Acts, Pam’s autobiography, was published in 2010.
  • Coffy and Foxy Brown, both mentioned in this conversation, are available to stream on Amazon Prime.
  • Check out Brown SugarPam’s streaming site dedicated to black cinema.

Illustrations by Krishna Shenoi. Music by Dylan Peck.

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