Blaxploitation icon Pam Grier stars as Foxy Brown, a sexy but streetwise woman whose ne'er-do-well brother Link (Antonio Fargas) is a drug dealer who owes mobsters 20,000 dollars. To get the hoods off his back, Link names Foxy's boyfriend as a government agent trying to wipe out organized crime, and the mob soon has him rubbed out. But Hell hath no fury like Foxy Brown scorned; posing as a hooker to get the inside scoop on the mob, she goes on a crusade to find out who murdered her man, and she exacts revenge with the help of a local activist group. The supporting cast includes cult figure Sid Haig as a bad guy (as usual) and Peter Brown and Kathryn Loder as a seriously kinky couple who rule the local mob. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
I think this would be a good one to watch before putting on Jackie Brown, to see how much Ms. Grier grew as an actress.
Some of this film is engrossing and fun; other parts are so immersed in '70's pop stereotypes and poor writing that it's almost embarrassing.
A mixed bag, so to speak, both pioneering what is now accepted 'strong woman' roles and on the other hand, weird, awkward directing with bad lighting to boot.