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Lena Waithe on mixed feelings towards Blaxploitation

Clip: 01/18/2021 | 1m 59s | Video has closed captioning.

Despite the mixed feelings that many Black people have towards the genre of film, producer, actor and writer Lena Waithe says that "if Blaxploitation gives us Pam Grier I'll take it any day."

Aired: 01/18/21

Rating: NR

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