Foxy is Pam's testimony of her life, past and present.
Grier was working as a receptionist at APA, the Agency for the Performing Arts, when filmmaker Roger Corman approached her about appearing as a sexy prison inmate in 1971's "The Big Doll House." Although tempted by the prospect of a 0-a-week paycheck — "I'm working three jobs and I'm getting ," she said — she initially turned him down.Oscar-nominated screenwriter, director and producer Robin Swicord, whose credits include "Memoirs of a Geisha" and "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," will receive the Spotlight Award on Sunday at the Fremont Theater.The award recognizes professionals working behind the scenes in the film industry.Grier will be honored Saturday at the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival. "A lot of the urban women didn't have that awareness or aggressiveness." By being unabashedly badass, she added, "I knew I was bringing a balance to the imagery of women." Grier has worked consistently since her 1970s heyday, appearing in movies including "Ghosts of Mars" and "Holy Smoke" and TV shows such as "The L Word," "Smallville" and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit." She earned a Golden Globe for her title turn in “Jackie Brown" as a flight attendant who gets caught up in a money smuggling scheme.While not all of her early movies would be considered high art today, Grier said she tried to raise the bar each time. This was Chekov in wet T-shirts in the jungle," she said with a laugh. Academy Award-nominated actor Josh Brolin accepted the King Vidor Award for Excellence in Filmmaking at the Fremont Theatre in San Luis Obispo on Saturday, March 18, 2017."If I wake up breathing, I’m going to have a good day," she said. Tickets cost , or for students and film society members. The King Vidor and Independent Film Awards start at 7 p.m. The evening kicks off with the George Sidney Independent Film Awards and concludes with an after-party at two downtown locations: Luna Red restaurant and Mission Plaza.Turner Classic Movies host Ben Mankiewicz will present the award to Grier, then interview the actress onstage.Then came a shocking incident: Grier was attacked by a family friend, a retired athlete she had considered a mentor."He didn't know I had been attacked twice (before)," said Grier, who had been raped at age 6 by a group of older students and sexually assaulted as an 18-year-old college student.