Pimps Up, Ho's Down

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Pimps Up, Ho's Down
Directed by Fredrik Gertten
Produced by Brent Owens
Starring Don "Magic" Juan, Ice-T, Mike Epps
Edited by Eric Marciano
Release dates
Running time
62 minutes
directors cut: 92 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Pimps Up, Ho's Down is a 1998 television documentary about pimping in the United States as part of the HBO documentary anthology series America Undercover. The film features interviews with American pimps and explores the modern pimping lifestyle.[1][2] The film has received some controversy over some pimps using the documentary as an instructional video for their prostitutes,[3] as well as over concerns over HBO paying the pimps for rights to film their businesses and the Players Ball.[4]

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  1. ^ Bernadin, Marc. "VIDEO REVIEW Pimps Up, Ho's Down: The Director's Cut". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 5 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Peep show: Pimps, hoes, and player's balls (review)". Vibe,. February 1999. p. 126. Retrieved 5 October 2013. 
  3. ^ Bennett, Brian (Mar 13, 2006). "Are Pimp Films Too Instructive?". TIME. Retrieved 5 October 2013. 
  4. ^ Busch, Anita. "Competing documentaries about pimps made movie news this week". EW. Retrieved 5 October 2013. 

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