Willie Dynamite (Roscoe Orman – yes, Gordon from Sesame Street!) is a flamboyant but down-on-his-luck New York pimp. His pimpmobile (a tricked out metallic purple and gold Cadillac Fleetwood Eldorado with pipes on the side and a leopard skin interior) is constantly getting towed, his seven girls are all getting busted, he’s been arrested on suspicion of armed robbery, *and* he’s being audited.
But Willie D is determined to be the number one pimp in the city. Meanwhile, ex-hooker social worker Cora (Diana Sands) – “consider me a consumer protection agency” – is trying to bring him down and change his ways for the better.
Rather than a linear story, Willie Dynamite is really a loosely connected collection of vignettes. There’s no nudity and little violence but it’s a fast-paced, camp and very entertaining Blaxploitation romp. The outfits are also a treat and definitely some of the most ridiculous ever seen in the genre.
This was Diana Sands final film before she succumbed to Leiomyosarcoma, aged just 39.
Mary Charlotte Wilcox