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.