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Sweetback & Son

The working title of Mario Van Peebles’s Baadasssss! was “How to Get the Man’s Foot Outta Your Ass,” which, though wordier, gives a better idea of its thrust. The film is a dramatized account of how Van Peebles’s father, Melvin, made Sweet Sweetback’s Baadasssss Song, the 1971 indie flick that showed the world there was […]