Fighting Femmes - pt. 2

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Sexy, but deadly


Catherine Tramell (Sharon Stone) in Basic Instinct

It was 1992, OK. There was this one scene where Catherine manages to wiggle her way out of being charged with a murder by flashing a bit of punani. Overnight, panty-sales plummeted and sales of ice picks, cocaine, peroxide and fluffy restraints shot up, as women struggled to wrest their man’s attention away from this Sharon Stone babe, who was apparently so hot that men would die to shag her. Every newspaper had to run a story about whether or not it was porn (the answer is still "NO") and suddenly people actually began to care about Michael Douglas’s sex life, hoping he might be into rough sex, drug sex, multiple partners and so on - just like in the movie. (Happily, he was! Or at least according to the tabloids).


Foxy Brown (Pam Grier) in Foxy Brown

Revenge is a dish best served cold, they say, but whoever coined the saying had never met the smoking hot Foxy Brown, aptly described as "a whole lot of woman". Foxy sure lives up to her name - and then some. After her secret agent boyfriend is killed by The Man, it's up to Foxy to use her unique skills to exact revenge. And what impressive skills she has. Rocking killer curves, a sassy mouth and the quick wits of a woman who knows how to survive the streets, Foxy has no issues going undercover, getting down and dirty with the city's criminal element in order to get what she wants. Foxy takes man-hating to a whole new level, drawing unsuspecting cretins into her web of destruction. Cue graphic scenes of genital mutilation, emasculation and kick-ass hotness that made most men hot under the collar for a whole range of reasons. Foxy is also the first self-empowered female character in a blaxploitation movie.

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