Sleazy Movies of the 1970s

Dolemite (1975)

Look, we love Dolemite, but when the hero of the movie is a pimp, you’re watching a sleazy movie.

Rudy Ray Moore’s endlessly entertaining Blaxploitation icon sprang from his filthy standup comedy routines: He passed on stories of a streetwise hustler named Dolemite who explained, “Dolemite is my name and f—ing up motherf—ers is my game.”

Dolemite was also a triumph of DIY, indie moviemaking — as spelled out in the recent Dolemite Is My Name, starring Eddie Murphy.

Big congratulations to Dolemite for also making our list of movies that make sex work seem fun and exciting.

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