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hick +‎ -sploitation

Poster for the pornographic hixploitation film Farmer's Daughters.


hixploitation (uncountable)

  1. (film) A genre of exploitation film that relies on the stereotypical (and often negative) depiction of rural whites of the American South and Appalachia.
    • 2006, David Kamp, Lawrence Levi, The Film Snob*s Dictionary: An Essential Lexicon of Filmological Knowledge, Broadway Books, →ISBN, page 48:
      The apotheosis of the hixploitation movement was Smokey and the Bandit (1977), the directorial debut of Tennessee-born veteran stuntman Hal Needham, who actually cast Mel Tillis, Foster Brooks, and Ruth Buzzi for unironic effect.
    • 2007 February, Troy Patterson, “Chick Flicked”, in Spin, page 92:
      While Black Snake Moan seems to unfold in a realm of synthetic fantasy—a hybrid of hip-hop's Dirty South, a bluesman's back roads, and the Dixie of '70s hixploitation flicks—it's actually set in a corner of Tennessee where a white girl named Rae (Ricci) holds the title of town slut.
    • 2011, Tara Powell, “'You Taste of America': Talladega Nights, Deliverance, and Southern Studies”, in Andrew B. Leiter, editor, Southerners on Film: Essays on Hollywood Portrayals Since the 1970s, McFarland & Company, →ISBN, page 220:
      Historians of what Scott Von Doviak dubbed "Hick Flicks" in his 2005 book by that name, point out that a "Southern" genre of film never emerged to compete with the western as such for a national audience, though there was a rise of hixploitation films in the 1970s whose success hinged on and ultimately died with the demise of the drive-in regional theater (French, Von Doviak).


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