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Ok, so some of the pimps ARE a bunch of guys dressed up in purple outfits acting like clowns, but this documentary shows the side of "pimpin'" that you've never seen. You'll learn about "the game" and how pimps get "knocked" for not keeping tight reins on their "hoes." You'll also see how their girls work day and night making hundreds, even thousands of dollars, and then handing it all over to their pimps without even getting the slightest share in profits.
Why do the girls do this? Why to pimps do what they do? WHAT exactly are pimps? Well watch "American Pimp" and you'll be educated and entertained like never before on the age-old profession of "pimpin".
This documentary ranks up there with "When They Were Kings!" It's a MUST HAVE for any DVD collection!
Most of the time,those type of documentaries are filmed from the point of view of the pimp not the prostitutes.
Hence,this documentary from one of my favorite directors,Allen
& Albert Hughes entitled "American Pimp".
"American Pimp" is both fasanating and disturbing.Showcasing years worth of famous pimps.From the well-known Bishop Don Magic Juan(glamourized by rappers such as Ice-T,Snoop Dogg,
Jay-Z,and Ludacris) and Too $hort to lesser knowns such as Charm and Rosebudd.
I found Bishop Don Magic Juan the most intresting pimp because
he seemed proud of his success.He even compares his wealth(courtsey of pimping) as "The American Dream".Which is a VERY intresting view.I also found it intresting when his mother and sister were featured and they were proud of his success as well.
Juan-like the other pimps featured-has a strange mix of charm,wit,self-assureness of dubious effects.You know that these men aren't to be exactly idolized yet they're charming and somewhat likeable.
Also noteworthy was the montage of the mainstream media's images of pimps.A lot of which borders on the offensive.
Blaxplotation films such as "Willie Dynamite","Superfly",and
"The Mack" glorified pimping.And rap artists have always adopted pimp tatics in their music and/or image to be cool.
Again,this is eyebrow raising stuff.
The Hughes Brothers pulled off this documentary well,I must say.
They didn't rely on tired sterotypes or cartoonish protrayals.
Altough I would've liked to have seen more commentary from the female/prostitute's prespective,"American Pimp" is a very intresting documentary that can't be missed.
In any case, this is an entertaining documentary with a bumpin' soundtrack and some well chosen film clips from a variety of blaxploitation classics ("The Mack," et al). Because the Hughes never say what they think about these guys, it's hard to know where they stand. I can only imagine they find them as intriguing yet repellent as I do (and a lot more glamorous than I ever could). I've gained no new respect for pimps having seen this film, but I did come away with a better understanding as to why some men choose this line of work and what their lives are like. Suffice to say that by the end of "American Pimp," almost every one of these cats has hustled himself right on out of the Game. As Big Daddy Kane once said, "Pimpin' ain't easy."
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really enjoyable, I have seen some behind the scnese stuff on you tube, interviews etc, wish they would have put that on the video but stil la good documentaryPublished 2 months ago by blackhawk
Purchased a used copy, did not have any issues with the quality of the DVD. Shippped fast.Published 11 months ago by Angela
Good social documentary. However, the DVD SUCKS BECAUSE THEY CUT AT LEAST ONE of the BEST SCENES from original movie version of documentary.Published 11 months ago by sancti-spiritus
Disgusting sociopaths and criminals that take advantage of victims! Who would make a movie like this? This is sick and dispicable! Read morePublished 14 months ago by Simone H.
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