There are a lot of streaming services out there, and to watch everything you’re “supposed” to watch, you need to have access to them all. Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Video have the most acclaimed original series; Seeso is a comedy lover’s dream; and Crackle has Joe Dirt 2: Beautiful Loser, if that’s your thing. If it’s not, then you might be interested in Brown Sugar, Bounce TV’s subscription-based streaming option that’s like Netflix, “only blacker.”
Brown Sugar is home to over 100 classic blaxploitation films, including Foxy Brown, Shaft, Super Fly, Cooley High, Blacula, Cleopatra Jones, I’m Gonna Git You Sucka, Mandingo, Willie Dynamite, and The Mack. “These movies are entertaining and fun,” Sheba, Baby icon Pam Grier said, “but they were also empowering to the black community as they depicted African-Americans as strong leading characters and heroes for the first time.” Grier is a so-called “ambassador” alongside actor Fred “The Hammer” Williamson, who added, “There’s a lot of people who want to see these movies. This gives them an opportunity to sit at home and watch the films they have heard about.”
The films are separated into collections: War in Harlem, Foxy Mamas, Righteous Revenge, Stickin’ It to The Man, and my personal favorite, Jive-Ass Turkeys. Just in time for Thanksgiving. Brown Sugar is available through iTunes and Google Play, or the streaming service’s website, for $3.99/month.
You can dig it (four bucks) out of your pocket.