Definition of blaxploitation
: the exploitation of blacks by producers of black-oriented films blaxploitation movies
Recent Examples of blaxploitation from the Web
This blaxploitation classic about a tough lady who poses as a prostitute to exact revenge against thugs made Grier into a black action hero.
The result was something of a mess—the origin stories of disco and hip-hop with elements of blaxploitation and kung fu told through the fantastical Luhrmann lens.
The Matrix (as blaxploitation flick); Watchmen (with Brigitte Bardot); and The X-Men (with Béla Lugosi as Magneto).
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Origin and Etymology of blaxploitation
blend of blax- (alteration of blacks) and exploitation
First Known Use: 1972
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