There was a lot of griping when Craig Brewer's Hustle and Flow won the Audience Award this year at Sundance. With a budget of about $2 million, and an ethos that borrows not from Slacker but from Saturday Night Fever, the cineaste whining was loud and succinct: "But it's not even an indie!" Well, guess what? Brewer agrees with you. "Look, we didn't make The Killing of a Chinese Bookie," Brewer tells Peter L'Official in the Village Voice. "[Hustle] has a commercial, mythological, hero's-journey structure to it. I have always wanted it to be reflective of The Commitments, Footloose, Flashdance, and Rocky." Producer John Singleton is even more direct: "It's not like we're making movies that are gonna show at the Angelika for two weeks," he says. "We're making movies that people really want to see." Ouch. Take that, suckers!