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Street pimps, all of them African-American, discuss their lives and work: getting started, being flamboyant, pimping in various U.S. cities, bringing a woman into their group, taking a woman from another pimp, and the rules and regulations of pimping. The men are clear: it's about money. The women work every night, hustle hard, turn over all their earnings, and steal anything they can from clients. We meet a few of the women, who tell us what they want from a pimp. We also listen to a women who's legally employed at a Nevada brothel; we meet her White boss, a legal pimp. He and the street pimps, some of whom are now retired, make the case for legalizing the trade. Written by
They think I could of did a whole bunch of intelligent things with my brain other than try to send these bitches but this is what I chose to do. This is what I'm doing. I had it hard and I hasn't able to go to college and things like that but I will be. It takes time, it takes motivation, it takes willpower, it takes brains, it takes knowhow. Ya, understand and my brain could be used for lots of things. Until I get the money to do these things I'm not gonna stand in your McDonalds. Ya know, I ...
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Interesting documentary from Albert and Allen Hughes about pimps and the ins and outs of the business. If you're easily offended then this isn't the film for you but it's highly entertaining and interesting in a behind the scenes type of way. We get to learn when this trade started plus what it takes to keep it going. I can't say I enjoyed any of the pimps on display here as I find them to be lazy bums but they tried to get their point of view across. The directors seem to glamorize them a tad bit too much and it would have been interesting for a more direct look with more of the down side. Clips from earlier "pimp" films are also shown.
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