Superfly (1972)

Rated R

Superfly, along with Sweet Sweetback’s Baadassssss Song (1971) and Shaft (1971), is considered to have “birthed” the Blaxploitation film genre.  It is the story of Youngblood Priest (Ron O’Neal), a dope dealer in Harlem who wants to quit “The Game” of hustling; it is hectic, cutthroat and deadly. 

Although he dreamed about living a luxurious lifestyle as a child, he is urgently seeking to live a better life before the negative consequences of his “career” choice lead to his downfall, worse still, his death.

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