I've never enjoyed rap other than Will Smith type rap. It's just too hard listening to women being referred to as "bitches" and "ho's" without it just getting on my dang nerves. I'm always wondering...why in the hell do they rap about this crap?
What the movie "Hustle and Flow" taught me was that rapper's rap about that stuff because that's truly the life they live. Wow. My suburban mind just can't comprehend a life of pimping and hustling 24/7.
I was really surprised at the race and age groups of the people in the theater with us. But then again, given the excellent review "The Washington Post" gave them...I guess I shouldn't be too surprised.
On the row below us, there were two elderly white women and, to be honest, I was startled to see them when they entered the theater. After the movie was over, I noted they were in the bathroom line behind me. Me being me...I asked them if they enjoyed the movie.
They answered that they looooooooooooooved it. It seems they too have always wondered why rappers rap about what they rap about and were enlightened. They too were very surprised at how we came to care about DJay "making it." They too were very, very touched by the humanity the pimp showed to his ho's and basically everyone he encountered. His silver tongue, the medium to his "zone" took us all along for an excellent adventure.
Further, I was shocked to find that Craig Brewer was a white guy. Wow. No really....wow.
Thank you, Craig Brewer. Thank you Terrance Howard.
"WHUP THAT TRICK!"