“Foxy Brown” Pam Grier rolled into Atlanta last week to pitch her new book and show that playing gay is just one piece of an eclectic career that spans four decades.
Contemporary TV fans know Grier from her portrayal of Kit Porter on the Showtime hit “The L Word.” Gay fans of a certain age know her from blaxploitation classics. Somewhere in the middle are fans who adore Grier from her role in Quentin Tarantino’s “Jackie Brown.”
Now she’s an author, hitting Outwrite Bookstore & Coffeehouse last Wednesday to pitch her new book “Foxy: My Life in Three Acts.” The work traces her early roles in Roger Corman’s women-in-prison B movies, through her tumultuous love affairs with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Freddie Prinze and Richard Pryor, to her battle with cancer.
“I learned so many lessons, and I knew I had to be as open as I could be in my firsthand account,” Grier told Project Q Atlanta ahead of her visit. “I wanted to show young women how I navigated through my life, and maybe help them navigate theirs.”