Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp Poster

Release Date: 2012

DVD Release Date: August 27th, 2013

R|1 hr 29 min

Plot Summary
Chicago pimp Iceberg Slim tells about having reinvented himself, making the transition from pimp to groundbreaking author.

Director: Jorge Hinojosa

Genres: Documentary, Biography

Production Co: Final Level Entertainment

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Beck expressed dismay that “Pimp” was taken as a glamorization of his life, and not a warning. By omitting the experiences of the women who worked for him, the filmmakers risk the same thing. show more

  • It threatens to succumb to hero worship, but Jorge Hinojosa wisely subverts Slim's mythos by pulling the curtain back on it in the doc's second half by revealing the man beneath. show more

  • After an unpromising beginning, Iceberg Slim develops into a thorny, engaging exploration of the strange twilight and late-in-life fame of a bona fide American outlaw. show more

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