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hixploitation

hixploitation
 n.— «Plenty of movies—from comedies to dramas to horror films—have played profitably off these Yankee fears. To some extent, naturally, a bad rap for the South is justified, given its history of slavery, Jim Crow laws and attempts to squash the Civil Rights Movement that often included murder. On the other hand, movies are giving people a South that vanished decades ago, lazily assuming that these familiar images alone are enough to give some folks the creeps. There’s even a term for movies that trade in southern stereotypes—”hixploitation.”» —“Just south of Hell” by James Franklin Kentucky.com Apr. 12, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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