Anything…but a Pimp


Shout out to Ta-Nehisi Coats on the 2, count ‘em 2 page NY Times article on Negro Filmmakers in Hollywood. It was interesting to learn that Hollywood Execs did not want Terrence Howard to be a Pimp in Hustle and Flow. They questioned why he had to be the lowest of the low-a P-I-M-P. The filmmakers contest that they the movie was about a Pimp’s redemption. From what I remember of the film, I did not see that. At all. I saw a dude just trying to come up.

Comments

  1. Anonymous says:

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  2. Jason Pollard says:

    That was probably one of the most depressing artucles I’ve ever read. People need to stop confusing progression with an increased number of “black” films at the local cinema. None of these new blacka films can hardly be considered classic or progressive.

  3. LightDigga says:

    thanks for bringing this article to my attention.

    I haven’t seen H&F yet but I am looking forward to it. Terrence Howard is an amazing actor and I am glad he finally has something juicy to sink his teeth into. That being said, I wish we could have some ‘good’ roles for UPS workers and the like. Those dudes are trying to come up too and could use a little publicity too. oh wait! maybe that’s what The Honeymooners was supposed to be. Never mind.