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American Pimp

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American Pimp

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
87 minutes
director:
Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes
distributor:
MGM
genre:
Documentary

We gave it a B+

Menace II Society‘s Hughes brothers turn their lenses on those nigh-mythical urban opportunists who’ve long been a fascination of everyone from blaxploitation filmmakers to the producers of Seinfeld. Packing a smooth soundtrack and interviews with several kings of the profession — some are incarcerated thugs, others reformed family men — American Pimp is a vivid, energetic portrait of a subculture where image equals power, and ”bitch” is the sweetest term of endearment. How American. B+

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