GhettoPhysics: Will the Real Pimps and Hos Please Stand Up!

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Documentary filmmakers William Arntz and E. Raymond Brown draw parallels between Wall Street power players and ghetto pimps through interviews with such outspoken celebrities as Ice-T, KRS-One, Too Short, and Dr. Cornel West. Animations and satirical dramatizations portray how the same power techniques implemented by pimps to keep their employees under control are being emulated by the powers that be in order to keep the general public sedate, and real-life pimps offer compelling insight into the complex power dynamics that help to ensure that the person holding the most cash always comes out on top.

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Critic Reviews for GhettoPhysics: Will the Real Pimps and Hos Please Stand Up!

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  • The film's notion that an understanding that life on the street works much like it does in the corridors of the highest levels of politics, government, religion and the military has much merit, but GhettoPhysics undercuts its approach...

    Oct 21, 2010 | Rating: 2.5/5
  • It's basically the stuff of a Bill Maher monologue, knocked down a few reading levels and spun into a low-budg gonzo smorgasbord of brashly tacky styles. Bleep became a cult hit, and so could this -- of the WTF?-camp variety.

    Oct 21, 2010 | Full Review…
  • It's all low budget and inventive, and mildly impressive if far too repetitive and ultimately fuzzy.

    Oct 8, 2010 | Rating: C | Full Review…

    Tom Long

    Detroit News
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  • Unfortunately, the interviews are interspersed with a drama that clutters the message more than illuminates it.

    Oct 8, 2010 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • A radically ingenious, in-your-face documentary hybrid that takes the basic street relationship between pimps and hookers and holds it up on a global scale.

    Oct 7, 2010 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • What saves it from starry-eyed fuzziness and grounds it in sociopolitical reality is Brown's clear-sighted anger and the astute perceptions of talking heads including Cornel West, Ice-T and Norman Lear.

    Oct 5, 2010 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for GhettoPhysics: Will the Real Pimps and Hos Please Stand Up!

  • Nov 02, 2010
    Okay lemme just say, much food for tought. A Change fo me means: STOP SCREWING AROUND, get the fuck together and find a FUCCKKKKKING SOLUTION to SAVE this Globe. The fucking Mankind haz been screwing it forward and backward decades ago, if it hits back NO WONDER!
    Lilo C Super Reviewer

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