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.
Twitter, what of Ava Duvernay directing my bio pic, a 70’s neo woman saying “I won’t” to a man’s fame & fortune “I’ll love you from the beginning but love me more in the end.
Missy, Alicia & Cardi B on songtrack.
Pal Tamara Dobson & Me walking down Rodeo Drive to Skin Tight?
— Pam Grier Ph.D (@PamGrier) August 25, 2020
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.