Long before the likes of Sigourney Weaver and Linda Hamilton, there was Pam Grier, who is arguably cinema’s first action heroine. Now, Grier is calling for a biopic about her life and she wants none other than Ava DuVernay to direct it.

In a tweet posted on Tuesday, the revered cinema icon sets the tone for what a biopic about her life could be. Grier also suggests incorporating Cardi B in the film’s soundtrack. Back in 2019, Grier listed Spike Lee as someone she’d like to direct it.

Grier achieved fame during the blaxploitation era of 1970s cinema, starring in a stream of films such as Foxy Brown, Coffy, Sheba, Baby and Scream Blacula Scream. The actress also starred Showtime drama The L Word and as the titular character in Quentin Tarantino’s classic Jackie Brown, garnering SAG and Golden Globe Award nominations for Best Actress for her performance.


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