Pam Grier shares a story about Richard Pryor & her cocaine vadge

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One of my absolute favorite women has written her autobiography, and juicy details about her life are already coming out. Whoops, I shouldn’t have said “juicy”. That’s gross, and you’ll find out why in a moment. My lady is Pam “Foxy Brown” Grier, and her book is Foxy: My Life In Three Acts. Great title! Anyway, Jezebel had an excerpt from the book yesterday, and this story honestly haunted me ever since I read it. I debated where it was too gross or too NSFW, but I think it’s okay, only a bit gross. The excerpt from Jezebel is Pam’s memory of a conversation she had with her gynecologist at some point in the 1970s:

He said, “Pam, I want to tell you about an epidemic that’s prevalent in Beverly Hills right now. It’s a buildup of cocaine residue around the cervix and in the vagina. You have it. Are you doing drugs?”

“No,” I said, astonished.

“Well, it’s really dangerous,” he went on. “Is your partner putting cocaine on his penis to sustain his erection?”

“No,” I said, “not that I know of. It’s not like he has a pile of cocaine next to the bed and he dips his penis in it before we have sex.” I had a nauseating flash of one of Richard’s famous lines: Even my dick has a cocaine jones.

“Are you sure he isn’t doing it in the bathroom before he comes to bed?” the doctor asked.
“That’s a possibility,” I said. “You know, I am dating Richard Pryor.”

“Oh, my God,” he said. “We have a serious problem here. If he’s not putting it on his skin directly, then it’s worse because the coke is in his seminal fluid.”

[Excerpt from Pam Grier’s memoir, via Jezebel]

Gross, right? Why isn‘t this an episode of House? By the way, I think “You know, I am dating Richard Pryor” is probably the best excuse I’ve ever heard for ANYTHING. Hey, Pam, why are wandering around Malibu naked? “You know, I am dating Richard Pryor.” Plus, “cocaine vagina” is such a fascinating diagnosis. I’m sure it’s painful and all, which sucks, but “Cocaine Vadge” would make a great band name.

Anyway, Jezebel talked to some experts and they kind of debunked the whole “cocaine vadge” thing as an actual medical problem. Something about how the vadge is “very forgiving” and “It’s extremely unlikely that there could be any toxic vagina effect of cocaine.” To read more about coke vadges, go here.

See, I went the whole post without making a “cracked out” joke. I did good!

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  1. happymom says:

    Another story I should not have clicked on while eating my breakfast.

  2. Just a Poster says:

    Oh Kaiser.. much too early for this! :/

  3. Tuatara says:

    Yeah, it’s not to great after breakfast either. I will never feel the same about the word “juicy” again. Shiver.

  4. k says:

    I immediately doubted the harm associated with cocaine because GYNs prescribe lidocaine gel/cream – made from cocaine for “lady” pain

  5. Samantha says:

    I remember an episode of SVU where a lady was putting coke on her vag…I never thought that would be a relevant statement. Thank you Celebitchy.

  6. Alexa says:

    Didn’t gross me out at all Kaiser. I can handle lots of stuff that make others squeamish. The three exceptions:

    1. Many food messes or combos sicken me and/or agitate me to tears (I’ve yet to understand why even after decades of therapy)

    2. Anything to do with vomit (perhaps this relates to #1)

    3. Stories describing violence, torture, brutality – Anything Horrific = DON’T WANNA HEAR IT!

  7. LolaBella says:

    “You know, I am dating Richard Pryor.”

    “Oh, my God,” he said. “We have a serious problem here.

    I’ve been laughing at this supposed exchange for the last 10 minutes! It’s like the OB/GYN realized ‘Oh, it’s Richard Pryor, that explains it; this is REALLY BAD!’ :-)

    I won’t ever be able to purge the image of Richard hypothetically dipping his penis in a pile of cocaine before doing the deed. *Shudder*

  8. nycmom10024 says:

    Hysterical! Not gross at all to me. Maybe because as a 40-something, I remember friends experiementing with things back in our younger days.

  9. Roma says:

    I’ve heard of people snorting cocaine off the hooey, but never dipping their junk in it before hand.

    I’m sorry, but that’s how you know you have money! Can you imagine Lohan wasting her drugs like that?

  10. Lita says:

    Bahh I heard about this 15 years ago (dipping of, not medical issue with residue from). Was told it was great high goodness (by a fella, for the record, no personal experience or femme anecdotal info).

  11. me says:

    For once, I’m totally speechless….

  12. nAynAy says:

    Regardless, I would have kept this to myself. I would not have announced it to the world.

  13. Shay says:

    I’ve met enough idiot doctors to know that a doctor may have actually said this to her.

  14. KK says:

    Hey Kaiser, Pam Grier played “Foxxy Brown” not “Foxxy Cleopatra.” “Foxxy Cleopatra” was Beyonce’s character’s name in that Austin Powers movie.

  15. mouth.like.a.sailor says:

    oh no, this is not stupid at all. this is an AMAZING story. seriously. i just love that the dr. was like, “there’s an epidemic in Hollywood of this….” LOL! CLASSIC!!!!! good god, can you imagine Hollywood back in the day??? I read “Wired” which was the biography of Jim Belushi, and it was just wild. just rampant sex and drugs and money, it was all for the taking, just a really wild time. Hollywood is so boring these days, that’s why the Courtney Love story is so sensational, cuz it gives us a taste of what goes on INSIDE these HOllywood lives…about 10-15yrs ago, when it was still fun and the threat of papparazzi didn’t make everyone so damn Vanilla.

  16. Ironic... says:

    I know I’m probably a sick bastard, but this is kinda funny…ahhh, the good ol’ days of Hollywood hedonism…:)