Three "American" documentaries debuted at 1999's Sundance Film Festival; surprisingly, this controversial crowd-pleaser was the last to be released theatrically, after the earnest AMERICAN HOLLOW and the loopy AMERICAN MOVIE. This irreverent walk on the sleazy side
started life as background research for a feature film version of Iceberg Slim's Pimp: The Story of My Life
; when twin filmmakers Allen and Albert Hughes brothers couldn't pull that project together, they shouldered a portable camera and sound set up and spent two years interviewing
modern-day procurers. They traveled from Washington, DC, to Hawaii and talked to men with names like Rosebudd, Gorge...