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Pick Up the Mic (2006)

An explosive documentary on the world of queer hip-hop. Featuring searing public performances and intimate interviews with the community's most significant players, the film captures an ... See full summary »

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Alex Hinton
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Credited cast:
Aggracyst Aggracyst ... Himself - MC
Deadlee ... Himself - MC
Dutchboy Dutchboy ... Himself
Soce the Elemental Wizard ... Himself
Tori Fixx Tori Fixx ... Himself
Tina G. Tina G. ... Herself - Vocalist
God-des God-des ... Herself - MC
JenRo JenRo ... Herself
Juba Kalamka Juba Kalamka ... Himself - MC / Producer
Katastrophe Katastrophe ... Himself
Method Man ... Himself (as Johnny Dangerous)
Money Money ... Herself - MC / Producer
Paradigm Paradigm ... Herself
QBoy QBoy ... Himself
J.B. Rap J.B. Rap ... Himself - MC
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An explosive documentary on the world of queer hip-hop. Featuring searing public performances and intimate interviews with the community's most significant players, the film captures an underground music movement as it's about to hit the mainstream - defying the music industry's homophobic traditions in the process. Written by Production

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USA

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English

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21 October 2006 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

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Color
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Not just a Gay Themed Film. It brings Humanity to this form of Music.
10 April 2006 | by Jko1280See all my reviews

I didn't know much about this film when I saw the flyer at the Sarasota Film Festival. It doesn't give you the best description on any of the posters, but you have to know that this is a wonderful Documentary. I had the pleasure of meeting some of the artists involved w/ the project before seeing the film, which is why I went and caught the screening.

After sitting through the stories of the artists involved you learn that all they really want is to be taken seriously as musicians. They aren't just trying to push the envelope w/ being Gay/Lesbian/Transgendered rapers, they are trying to make music that people can relate to.

Many people in the audience had the same reaction as I did. They thought this was going to be a political film about Gay culture in the Hip Hop Industry, but you come to find out it isn't that. It is about these artists saying and being themselves, no different the Eminem, 50cent or 'Lil Kim are out there doing right now. They want to talk about issues in their lives and just say what they feel.

It's about creative people making a stand for what they love to do, I applaud that. No matter who you are, if you are passionate about something then your passion will rub off on people and make them respect you. I have to say that I respect these artist for their continued determination to make their music heard.

I recommend this film to anyone who is of an open mind & loves music, passionate people & humanity. You will want to know these artists through their music, just as I now want to.

Check out the Pic Up The Mic website and listen to the artist involved. You might be surprised by what you hear.


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