Cinema: Racial Slur

SUPER FLY

Directed by GORDON PARKS JR.

Screenplay by PHILLIP FENTY

Priest (Ron O'Neal) is a pusher and user of cocaine. He dresses stylishly, has lots of girls, lives high and wants out, for vague reasons that have mostly to do with plot. If Priest did not want out, then the big dealers would not be after him, the cops would not be hassling him, and there would be one less dreary, sleazy movie about high jinks and low life in the ghetto.

Even according to the dismal standards established by predecessors like Cool Breeze,...

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