The fascinating story of former pimp-turned-author comes to the big screen as the distributor has announced that Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp opens in theaters later this month.
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 seven 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.
Directed and executive produced by Jorge Hinojosa, the film made its premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival last fall. Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp features interviews with the notorious pimp-turned-author himself, Chris Rock, Henry Rollins, Ice-T, Snoop Dogg, and Quincy Jones.
Iceberg Slim: Portrait of a Pimp will open in theaters on July 19, 2013.
Check out the one-minute clip, trailer as well as the full poster below.