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The Hughes Brothers Revisit 'Pimp'

Bleh... this doesn't excite me at all. Given that they haven't made a film in 8 years, I would expect that their return to center-stage would be something other than a rehashing/revisiting of themes and ideas they've already explored. Come on fellas!

From Hollywood Reporter:

Albert and Allen Hughes are revisiting the settings and themes of their 1999 documentary "American Pimp" with "Gentlemen of Leisure," a drama series project for HBO.

Set in Oakland, Calif., "Leisure," which will be written by "Rescue Me" co-executive producer Evan Reilly, explores the world of prostitution through the eyes of a legendary pimp contemplating retirement.

"It's about a guy who wants to get out but keeps getting sucked back in by the allure of the game and by extraneous circumstances that have to do with his family," Reilly said.

"Leisure" will explore the generational conflict of old-school pimps living by honor codes and creeds who are being pushed aside by violent upstarts who are coming "with their guns blazing," mixing prostitution with drugs and thievery, Allen Hughes said.

The rest HERE.

2 comments:

  1. Sergio said...
     

    Yeah I absolutely agree. You think they could do something original? They did with From Hell, but then what happened?

  2. albertine said...
     

    I forgot they even still existed. What have they been doing the last 8 years? Zzzzzz... zero interest in their pimp chronicles.

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