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Doc ‘Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp’ To Premiere At This Year’s TIFF

Doc 'Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp' To Premiere At This Year's TIFF

No stills or trailer have yet been released, but today's press release disclosing this year's Toronto International Film Festival's lineup mentioned the feature documentary Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp as making its premiere.

Directed and executive produced by Jorge Hinojosa, his first filmmaking credit according to imdb, Iceberg Slim features interviews with the notorious pimp-turned-book author himself, Chris Rock, Ice-T, Snoop Dogg, Quincy Jones and others.

Digging for more info, I found this blog entry by one of the doc's 2-min animation segment director, Carly Veronica, in which she says that Iceberg Slim's director Hinojosa, "blends pulp fiction imagery with ambitious biographical digging to tell the story of legendary pimp/author Iceberg Slim, whose gritty and poetic books about ghetto life gave birth to Street Lit."

Here's the full synopsis:

'Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp', examines the tumultuous life of legendary Chicago pimp Iceberg Slim (1918-1992) and how he reinvented himself from pimp to author of 7 groundbreaking books. These books were the birth of Street Lit and explored the world of the ghetto in gritty and poetic detail and have made him a cultural icon. Interviews with Iceberg Slim, Chris Rock, Henry Rollins, Ice-T, Snoop Dogg, and Quincy Jones.

We'll keep you abreast with any clips and/or trailer when it becomes available.

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Comments

Miles Ellison

In light of recent projects, I wonder if this film is actually about Iceberg Slim, or about a white guy who was one of his regular johns.

Suzanne

I smell another American Gangster in the works…….

PRISS

Toronto is all up on the pimps and drug dealers this year, eh? Pass.

Edwina

The different between Iceberg Slim and many of today's street-lit authors is the simple fact that he could actually write.

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