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Pimps Up, Ho's Down (1999)

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A realistic look into the lives of real pimps such as Ice-T, Don "Magic" Juan and others. Alongside real hookers, thugs and their clients on the mean streets of various cities within America.

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A realistic look into the lives of real pimps such as Ice-T, Don "Magic" Juan and others. Alongside real hookers, thugs and their clients on the mean streets of various cities within America.

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Good idea, but not explored fully
31 January 2000 | by (new york, new york) – See all my reviews

Although I appreciated this unique idea to explore the pimp's perspective of the lifestyle rather than the prostitutes', the director fails to tell us anything explorative about his subjects. We see a lot of their externals but not enough about their background or psychology. Also, the subjects are incredibly hard to understand. Maybe the film need subtitles.


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