American Pimp
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American Pimp

1999, Society  -   81 Comments
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Ratings: 6.96/10 from 48 users.

American PimpStreet pimps, all of them African-American, discuss their lives and work: getting started, being flamboyant, pimping in various U.S. cities, bringing a woman into their group, taking a woman from another pimp, and the rules and regulations of pimping.

The men are clear: it's about money. The women work every night, hustle hard, turn over all their earnings, and steal anything they can from clients. We meet a few of the women, who tell us what they want from a pimp.

We also listen to a women who's legally employed at a Nevada brothel; we meet her White boss, a legal pimp. He and the street pimps, some of whom are now retired, make the case for legalizing the trade.

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Boss
Boss
5 years ago

Great documentary full of game !

leigh
leigh
10 years ago

Couldn't last 10min. These ignorant people make me truly sick. Good to know there's so many kinds of pimps!

Sara tayeb
Sara tayeb
12 years ago

not evn gna watch ths whole thing. they sall gon burn in hell.

Yusiley S
Yusiley S
12 years ago

In my honest opinion, prostitution ought to be legal so that these leaches who are called pimps wouldn't exist and that rape would decrease. Pimps ought to be terminated. I have no respect for people who don't contribute to society. Pimps don't contribute *Beep*, the prostitutes do.

Crisscross24
Crisscross24
12 years ago

Pimping use to be legal in the 18th, 19th, and even a bit of the 20th century. Until black people started getting involved with it. That's when it became illegal. I'm not saying they made it illegal because of black people but..........im just saying

Crisscross24
Crisscross24
12 years ago

Pimping was legal back in the 18th,19th, and even a bit of the 20th. But when B

tereesad
tereesad
12 years ago

This is a sad excuse for being lazy-- what's even sadder in Oakland they have something called Guerrilla pimping where they snatch young teen girls 12,13,14,and 15 off the streets rape them and put them to work. A lot these pimps say they like these younger girls so they can mold them. I believe when all these suckers are caught and tried they should have mandatory sentences of no less then 20 years per charge and also they should have to register as sex offenders -- They also use this film as a tool of the trade also.

niea
niea
12 years ago

I like how a previous poster compared pimps to parasites" because its very true, a "pimp" is nothing with out his prostitutes, if not for their going out and making money he would be flat broke out on his ass... Its like damn dude get off your ass and quit living off other people and get a real f--king job and pay taxes like every daMn body else!

Willy Will
Willy Will
12 years ago

and unless ur sin free and never seen a porn in your life then you're just as bad you don't get it and will never will

Pete Leclair
Pete Leclair
12 years ago

I really need to let loose on this subject and a warning i am not happy when it comes to this.Who do u think u are with your bling and guns and hoes.It sickens me that this type of behaviour is the norm for you I suppose u want to kill me for talking trash,Well in actuality the trash u have doing the tricks are not all hoes only because that is your way of socialising with other pimps and it discusts me to the point where the very thought that u are the venom in our society who constantly screams racism yet u have no racism issues when it comes to making slaves out of once upon a time good people.For me to believe that most of these women and children do this sick business for u and u are the one who got them hooked on whatever concoction they need to try and get bye the shame they feel and no doubt once your done using them u would trade for an eight ball of crack after the girls have been so demoralized some may even welcome death just to get away from the likes of you.You are the lowest maggoton this planet and please spare me with your tough bull**** and the roll of money or the fancy car and glock in your pocket.The way i see it u wont live like this king **** forever and where your going beyond this planet no one knows but i would surely hope you get the boil in the pot eternal from the devils demons.Have fun tough guy it wont be forever....

Lucy Saw
Lucy Saw
12 years ago

I must say I respect their honesty they shared about their lifestyle.

djwoow
djwoow
12 years ago

I was only able to watch about fifteen minutes of this documentary. This topic is disheartening and disgusting, but to witness the reality of it is horrifying. I feel saddened for the women AND the men. : (

lennybhoy
lennybhoy
12 years ago

every man on this docu should be hung.scum of the fckn earth

Chachar
Chachar
12 years ago

It's not just women who should be "thankful for the society" for being protected by law. Everyone should. Even the biggest mofo starts out as a defenseless child. And for every big mofo out there... There's always someone bigger.

As for "roles assigned by nature"... I'd say that subject is very much open for debate. I think it's somewhat pessimistic to think that in the end we're all slaves to our hormones and our most basic instincts no matter how brilliant thoughts, ideas and structures we create. I'd like to think that the human race is constantly evolving and discovering itself. It's fascinating to realize that concepts such as "nature" and "gender" are very much dependent on culture and era. Regardless of our sex, our minds and bodies are amazing constructs. Against this backdrop it would be a shame to define men and women either as "hunters" or "nurturers".

Beau Logan
Beau Logan
12 years ago

the oldest profession, it will never die. for as long as women have vaginas and men have money.

taffiongy
taffiongy
12 years ago

money slaves

RickEll
RickEll
12 years ago

and they get their own convention but no cops arrest them; why?

Kahina
Kahina
12 years ago

People complain about racial discrimination/marginalization/abuse but the group most plagued by the ills and misdeeds of mankind is WOMEN. All over the world we are killed, tortured, raped or pimped by man, his wars or his religion.

pkunzip
pkunzip
12 years ago

Holy frock, these guys are for real! Daaaiomn, always thought the pimp stereotype was just a joke, but... daaaaaiomn!

Dalamar Evans
Dalamar Evans
12 years ago

I'm all for legalizing prostitution. But these pimps are the lowest form of scum of seen next pedophiles. The prey on women that have no self esteem or wisdom and live off them like parasites. At there very core there con men lower then crap because they can't hold a job or get a decent education.

WiseGapist
WiseGapist
12 years ago

I live in Amsterdam, prostitution is legal here (as I'm sure everybody knows^) and it works...Those ladies rinse the drunk tourists for all they're worth and make a good living off of it, and as far as I've heard nobody has mentioned being able to 'pay a bit extra' to lose the condom, it's not worth the risk to either party imo....Although they insist on condoms for blowjobs too - (waste of money? probably)

The biggest problem here isn't STD's, it's the much debated percentage of woman in sex slavery that work in technically legal red-light windows, THAT is a real issue, far more than trifling moral questions about sex for cash. BUT I would imagine the sex slave trade penetrates illegal prostitution far more as well as pornography, so using it as an argument for removing legal prostitution is pretty weak.

arlips
arlips
12 years ago

I agree that prostitution should be legal, but let's be realistic here.

Legal prostitution means condoms. Plain and simple. The only way it will ever be legal is if they do like in Nevada and enforce condom use because the spread of STDs is the #2 reason open prostitution is not legal.

Even if legalized, a large swath of the population will still seek illegal prostitutes that don't use condoms, and many "legal" prostitutes will take extra money under the table to do away with the condom. There is no way to properly enforce it because people will be people and condoms remove too much of the sensation. In a society that fears disease as much as this one, open prostitution will never ever be legalized.

So if STDs are #2 on the list of reasons, ask yourself what #1 is. Realize that this world runs on money and the answer is very clear: The porn industry. It is enormous and has its own lobbyists. It does not want prostitution legalized in the US because it's making billions off of lonely people who have no other choice but to sit back and watch for their entire lives. The industry lobbies constantly to keep prostitution illegal so those lonely paying customers can't just go out and get laid for real. I know I'd drop porn in a second if open prostitution was legal, STDs be damned.

Eniki520
Eniki520
12 years ago

Prostitution is one of the oldest occupation on earth, in fact the first banks were invented to hold the brothels profits, and contrary to this movies views most pimps are women.

Eniki520
Eniki520
12 years ago

Some people dont want to work normal jobs and some people like to have sex for money, not much of a difference between a stripper, porn star, web cam girls or whores in my mind. i dont understand why only the pimp and whores are scorned. but its ok to be a stripper(who usually do preform sex acts for money) or porn star(who have sex for money). I havent seen this a few years but as far as i remember none of the pimps in this video kidnapped these women or forced them to do anything against their wills. this is America the women are free to contact the police and report any of this at any time.

noahgx
noahgx
12 years ago

as long as you are working for someone else, you're being pimped, but in your case you are getting a percentage. even though i own my company, i'm being pimped by the fed & government. they tax me on a job that they don't even do.... who's the biggest pimp? your government. deal with it!

let's watch the next doc....

Pezevenchiul
Pezevenchiul
12 years ago

I've seen chimpanzees with richer vocabulary than the people interviewed in this documentary...they all seem mentally retarded.
This, like pornography or other similar, is just sexual exploitation, you can find a direct correlation between it and low IQs and/or lack of education.

Petar Vitanovich
Petar Vitanovich
12 years ago

People need to stop "playa hatin", smoke a blunt and watch this doc. Cause it could possibly be the greatest educational tool in life for you.

GoughLewis
GoughLewis
12 years ago

I had a film in Sundance Film Festival at the same time as these guys, we had what you call the "hot Ticket". Both where nominated for the Grand Jury Prize. We should have theatrically released them in unison or something. Love the film.

lolatree
lolatree
12 years ago

What's the difference between this and Hugh Hefner or for that matter porn?

luis mdahuar
luis mdahuar
12 years ago

Great great great,

peter hendly
peter hendly
12 years ago

I am shocked never have I heard such a distorted dialog foulness of the worst kind. there is no more room for virtue in the minds of these individuals. When you put garbage in one space it occupies the space. Nothing else can be there. it comes out in their works in their words and in their sociopathic lack of rational as they answer questions. They are full of pride in that money rules them and looks like they have lots of it too. They spend it and show it. In reality for every girl several times over they have maxed out a $1000000 credit card and they make no effort to pay any of it instead they get another credit card and maxed out that new card several times over a multimillion dollar debt will be demanded at the end of their lives. No power over heaven of earth will rescue them. What are they going to say then.. try to lie and sweet talk God too and say "you know what im saying?" every 5 seconds?

The same slime ball they were on earth now in the next life they are still a slime ball. Why because it was the whole point of being mortal choosing. This human garbage chose evil and evil will not avail them. As for the women ..not guiltless their choices made them and put them in front of these pimps non the less as much as they will pay these pimps will pay far more

POZZIMYSTIC
POZZIMYSTIC
12 years ago

"Until someone turns off the lights on this small planet" Crazy insanity this doc.

Jo McKay
Jo McKay
12 years ago

excuses excuses - if you use abuse or exploit and enslave people, that's what it is, whether your the seller or the buyer, thats still what it is. - this doc is bs- a waste of time and human lives

Xercès Des Stèles
Xercès Des Stèles
12 years ago

''...you have to be a man before to be anything (before to be a pimp).''

maby you can be a man before to be a pimp, but once you become a pimp you are an insult to what a man should stand for. later in the show this very pimp is incarserated and he says he has a problem with man judging what he does since it's ammoral before god but it should be ok before man. first up god was created by man in order to impose his will on others, and second up it's still illegal as far as i know.

''i supply the food, i supply shelter, i supply the clothing, i supply the medical bills all she have to do is supply the money.''

Also Known As degrading her woman body and mind by having sex with mere strangers in exchange of money.

''there is a time in life it can be nessessary to hit anybody, contrary to a man should never hit a woman under no circumstences, like she could come to your house and burn your house and shit, beat your mama up and kill your dog...''

wow ok, so he would place the gravity of having his mama beated up between having his house/stuff destroyed and having his dog killed... shows the consideration he has for women, let alone the fact those poor girls probly never come to his place to burn the place down etc.

panthera f
panthera f
12 years ago

Looks like they all are getting a heart attack soon.
Dirty fat scumbags.

blahblahbob
blahblahbob
12 years ago

that was actually pretty great.

1justaregularperson1
1justaregularperson1
12 years ago

Wow, sickening. I just don't get it and never will. What is in this for the women? These are sick predators.