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Brown Sugar: Old School Style in a New School Way

Courtesy of Bounce TV (L to R) Pam Grier, Rick Ross and Fred Williamson

We all know that winter time means, sit on your couch and binge-watch. Now, just in time for those binge-watching moments comes, Brown Sugar, Bounce TV's new subscription-based streaming service for the 1970s, 80s, and 90s Blaxploitation films.

Brown Sugar features an extensive library of iconic black movies, all unedited and commercial-free as they were originally seen in theaters. The Mack, Foxy Brown, Shaft, Super Fly, Dolemite, Cotton Comes to Harlem, Uptown Saturday Night, Cooley High, Three The Hard Way, Coffy, Black Caesar, Five on the Black Hand Side, Cleopatra Jones, Mandingo, Willie Dynamite, Which Way is Up?, Car Wash, The Original Gangstas – Brown Sugar has them all. Brown Sugar’s one-of-a-kind library consists of titles licensed from all the top Hollywood studios.

Launched on Nov. 17, the streaming service is available for mobile phones and tablets in the Google Play Store and iTunes App Store. The first month is free for subscribers and $3.99/month afterward.

Pam Grier and actor Fred “The Hammer” Williamson are the ambassadors of the app, alongside producer and fan of the blaxploitation genre Rick Ross. The trio appears in a new commercial for the streaming service, check it out below.

"I am extraordinarily excited by being asked to be a part of educating the public, introducing a new audience to pop culture and the African American community of film and music," said the iconic Grier, who can be seen in Foxy Brown, Coffy, Black Mama/White Mama, Original Gangstas, Drum and more. "“These movies are entertaining and fun, but they were also empowering to the black community as they depicted African Americans as strong leading characters and heroes for the first time.”

THAheadline's very own, Thai Lee had the pleasure of speaking with Ms. Pam Grier about Rick Ross' involvement in the latest commercial for the streaming service. When asked why did she choose Ross to be in the commercial, she responded, "Rick has an audience that I think is very smart, very wise, and very powerful. Rick Ross is one of those people that is 'truth serum' to me. He brings the truth. That is what millennials look for, desire, need, and demand. You are my children, you are my child. We gave you that to run with, to make your lives better as we have walked the mile." Grier also added," I just think he (Ross) is smart and I think millennials would listen to him and learn from him.

Subscribers can download Brown Sugar to mobile phones and tablets in the Google Play Store and iTunes App Store, or access the service via the site.

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