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Thursday, October 9, 2008

Darktown Strutters [a.k.a. Get Down and Boogie] (1975)

Syreena (Trina Parks) leads the Darktown Strutters, an all-female, all-African-American motorcycle gang. Her mother (Frances Nealy) is kidnapped by Commander Cross (Norman Bartold), the nefarious white owner of a suspiciously popular fried chicken restaurant. Cross tries to subvert the African-American community by abducting their most prominent citizens. In order to rescue her mother, Syreena must battle against the KKK, the LAPD and her hapless boyfriend, Mellow (Roger E. Mosley).