Sister Action

In PROUD MARY, Taraji P. Henson plays a hitwoman whose life and career is turned upside down when a professional hit goes very wrong. In both its story and look, MARY harkens back to 1970s blaxploitation cinema, when for the first time African-American women took center stage in a genre dominated by men. Here are a few classic examples from the era, and some later movies inspired by that first generation of sisters who did it for themselves.

Proud Mary List

Taraji P. Henson is Mary, a hit woman working for an organized crime family in Boston, whose life is completely turned around when she meets a young boy whose path she crosses when a professional hit goes bad.

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