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Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp Glamorizes The Criminal Life It Intends to Rebuke

Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp Glamorizes The Criminal Life It Intends to Rebuke
Intentions and effect are at odds throughout Jorge Hinojosa's one-note documentary Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp, which like its subject—the pimp-turned-author who found success with books like 1967's Pimp: The Story of My Life—nominally censures the women-exploiting business that it not-so-subtly celebrates. Slim is presented as a suave, coldhearted gentleman who had a change of heart and took to the typewriter after repeated stints in prison. Hinojosa employs stock archival materials, stylish animated sequences, and enthusiastic talking heads (Chris Rock, Snoop Dogg, Bill Duke, producer Ice-t) to argue that Slim was a pioneer for being the first to authentically write about the inner-city streets. Influential as his writing may have been, however, what em...
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Phase 4 Sets 7/19 Theatrical Date For Ice-t Exec Produced 'Iceberg Slim: Portrait Of A Pimp'

Phase 4 Films has set a Us theatrical debut for Jorge Hinojosa's Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp, for this Friday, July 19. Directed and executive produced by Jorge Hinojosa, his first filmmaking credit according to imdb, Iceberg Slim features interviews with the notorious pimp-turned-author himself, as well as the likes of Chris RockIce-tSnoop DoggQuincy Jones and others. Here's the full synopsis: 'Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp', examines the tumultuous life of legendary Chicago pimp Iceberg Slim (1918-1992) and how he reinvented himself from pimp to author of 7 groundbreaking books. These books were the birth...
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Ice-t Exec Produced 'Iceberg Slim: Portrait Of A Pimp' Picked Up For Spring USA Theatrical

Phase 4 Films has acquired Us and Canadian rights to Jorge Hinojosa's Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp which made its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this fall. Directed and executive produced by Jorge Hinojosa, his first filmmaking credit according to imdb, Iceberg Slim features interviews with the notorious pimp-turned-author himself, as well as the likes of Chris RockIce-tSnoop DoggQuincy Jones and others. Here's the full synopsis: 'Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp', examines the tumultuous life of legendary Chicago pimp Iceberg Slim (1918-1992) and how he reinvented...
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Tiff 2012: Jorge Hinojosa and Ice-t Talk Iceberg Slim: Portrait Of A Pimp, How Ice T Took His Name, Filmmaking Challenges and the Legacy of Iceberg Slim

Iceberg Slim is either a name you adore or haven’t heard of. He was a pimp in the early half of the 20th century, then went to prison, got out, raised a family, and in middle-age reinvented himself as an author. His autobiographical first novel "Pimp: The Story of My Life" became an instant underground classic and he followed it up with equally excellent and candid stories of the streets, the mafia, and conmen. He released an album (Reflections) and had his book "Trick Baby" turned into a movie. Yet, thanks to crooked publishers and literary prejudice, Slim died practically penniless. Slim’s story has been vividly brought to life in the new film Iceberg Slim: Portrait Of A Pimp, featuring interviews with surviving family members, colleges and celebrity fans like Snoop Dog (or Lion), Chris Rock, and Ice T. The man holds special importance to Ice T who
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First Look At Ice-t Exec Produced Tiff Doc 'Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp' (Clip, Poster)

Here's your first look at the feature documentary Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp which is scheduled to make its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival next month. A recap from Vanessa's initial profile of the film... Directed and executive produced by Jorge Hinojosa, his first filmmaking credit according to imdb, Iceberg Slim features interviews with the notorious pimp-turned-author himself, as well as the likes of Chris Rock, Ice-t, Snoop Dogg, Quincy Jones and others. Here's the full synopsis: 'Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp', examines the tumultuous life of legendary Chicago pimp Iceberg Slim...
See full article at ShadowAndAct »

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