After making her reputation in a string of brutal and explicit blaxploitation films, Pam Grier was ready for something softer by 1975. FRIDAY FOSTER, based on a syndicated comic strip, is softer alright, and duller, and only nominally entertaining.
Upbeat and vivacious Friday Foster (Pam Grier) is on assignment from Glance magazine to photograph Blake Tarr (Thalmus Rasulala)--a wealthy recluse known as the "black Howard Hughes." As she snaps away, he is ambushed by several unknown men who flee after failing to kill him. One of the men
stumbles back to his girlfriend only to drop dead of gunshot wounds.
The next day, Friday attends a fashion show featu...