American Pimp

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The Hughes brothers helm this documentary about the state of prostitution in urban sectors of the U.S., producing an ostentatious, profanity-laden celebration of the ghetto subculture of "pimping." This film combines images of fictional pimps from film and television with candid interviews with infamous real-life street hustlers -- from San Francisco's bluesman-turned-pimp, Clarence "Fillmore Slim" Sims, to Chicago's pimp-turned-minister, Don "Magic" Juan.

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Marvin Gaye
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Thomas McClary
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Arthur "T-Boy" Ross
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Leon Ware
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Critic Reviews for American Pimp

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Audience Reviews for American Pimp

  • Apr 30, 2011
    This is a really funny and informative sort of documentary.
    Jennifer X Super Reviewer
  • Oct 21, 2009
    American brainwashing
    Brody M Super Reviewer
  • Oct 16, 2009
    'American Pimp' is fascinating from start to finish. The Hughes brothers documentary is relatively non-judgmental, and lets the flamboyant and ultra-verbal pimps do the talking. And boy, can they talk! This lack of moralizing troubles some viewers but I found it refreshing not to be manipulated and told what to think about a subject for once. Audiences will be divided in their reactions and opinions to these guys and I like it that way. Recommended viewing for anyone with an open mind and a sense of the absurd.
    Cassandra M Super Reviewer
  • Nov 09, 2006
    This was a interesting documentary on the life of pimps. The characters are interesting as well as their stories. But the film sort of doesn't show all the sides of this lifestyle or all the bad with it. Plus you don't get all of the darker sides of prostitution for the women. But other than that it was still interesting. Worth at least a one time watch.
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