When Pam Grier stars in a movie, the tough yet beautiful protagonist tends to be a lot like Pam Grier, the person, and Grier's forceful presence lingers in the mind more than any details of the plot.
Denver wasn't an easy town for Grier, her experience perhaps later informing her on-screen portrayals of no-nonsense heroines.
I was doing it then! Pam Grier has gone by a lot of names other than Pam Grier: Foxy Brown, Coffy, Friday Foster, Sheba, Jackie Brown.
They were not comfortable with showing a progressive black female in an action role.
She does voice-over work for both Call Of Duty and Grand Theft Auto, and she joins a legendary throwback cast in pre-production for a movie I will undoubtedly see at some point called… Old School Gangstas.
Expecting people to turn down work during a time when it was pretty much the only work available to them is demonstrating a severe lack of perspective.