The Plot Thickens

Campside Media, TCM

The Plot Thickens


Critic Rating

For our fourth season, we're bringing you the story of Pam Grier as only she can tell it. Her overnight stardom, her iconic roles, her fights against the system. It’s a story of bravery, both onscreen and off. It’s a story about race in Hollywood and race in America. And it’s a story about how real life is a lot messier than the movies. Pam Grier joins host Ben Mankiewicz for the new season of The Plot Thickens, starting October 25.

Critic Reviews

Score: 5

Lauren Passell • Podcast The Newsletter Oct 18, 2021

"(Season Lucy) Hearing about how people get funny is often rooted in hard things, and Lucy is no exception. This is the story that fleshes out all we know and love about Lucy. It’s fully of audio, interviews, and stories we’ve never heard before."

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Score: 4.8

Nicholas Quah • Vulture Sep 15, 2021

"I thought the first season, which offered a deep dive into the legacy of Peter Bogdanovich, was interesting enough, but I really enjoyed this new season, which was co-produced with Campside Media and which brought back Salamon to lead the narrative. The subtitle lives up to the billing, and in addition to being offered a window into a debacle, you also get a rough crash course of the complex extravagances involved in a film production. Also noteworthy is the fact that Salamon was able to dig up her interview tape from the period, which is just superb."

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