Legendary actress Pam Grier will host an evening of action-oriented, women-kicking-butt movies on Bounce Sat. Jan. 6 in anticipation of the new motion picture Proud Mary, starring Taraji P. Henson.
Bounce’s Leading Ladies Takeover kicks off at 9:00 p.m. with Baby Boy, starring Henson in her big screen debut. Jennifer Lopez as a U.S. Marshall in Out of Sight follows at 11:30 p.m. and the trilogy concludes with Grier’s classic starring turn as Sheba, Baby (2:00 a.m.) All times Eastern. YouTube link here.
Proud Mary stars Henson in the title role and opens in theaters Jan. 12.
Grier blazed a trail for actresses, showing Hollywood that women could open and carry movies as the lead characters. Many of her films seen on Brown Sugar – Foxy Brown, Coffy, Sheba, Baby, and Friday Foster to name a few – are excellent representations of that. She also starred in Jackie Brown written and directed by Quentin Tarantino and co-starring Samuel L. Jackson, Robert DeNiro and Michael Keaton. Grier received rave reviews and a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress for her performance. She later starred in the TV series The L Word and Smallville with guest appearances on numerous other hit shows.
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