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

16 July 2013 9:00 PM, PDT | Village Voice | See recent Village Voice news »

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'

16 July 2013 1:31 PM, PDT | ShadowAndAct | See recent ShadowAndAct news »

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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