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Will the Real Pimps and Ho’s Please Stand Up!

Edited by William H. Arntz, Joel Plotch

Music by Ryan Demarre, E. Raymond Brown, Jamahl Harris, Akil the MC

Associate Producer Reginald Simmons

Executive Producers Cedra Stokes & Carl Stokes

Produced by Scott Altomare

Directed, Written and Produced by E. Raymond Brown & William H. Arntz


From its title, you can probably deduce that GhettoPhysics:  Will the Real Pimps and Ho’s Please Stand Up! is a one-of-a-kind movie.  This is not surprising since one of the filmmaker’s claim to fame is another one-of-a-kind film – William H. Arntz’s What the BLEEP Do We Know!?, the cult film seen by more than 100 million viewers worldwide since its release in 2004.   GhettoPhysics is based on E. Raymond Brown’s 2002 book, “Will the Real Pimps and Ho’s Please Stand Up!”  Brown, a musician, music producer, actor, author, and workshop facilitator brings all his social, anthropological and metaphysical knowledge and skills to bear in this, his first, motion picture.

A hybrid documentary, the story follows a student on her planned entry into a major university with the help of promised financial aid.  It turns out to be a rocky path, as forces beyond her control seek to determine her fate.   Over the course of her story, she (and we, the audience) learn how the Pimps and Ho’s game (dominators and dominated) is played out at every level of society:  from the streets, to the corporate boardroom, to the classroom.

Interviews with Dr. Cornel West, MC and producer KRS-1, economist John Perkins, television producer Norman Lear, former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, Ghanaian activist  Brother Ishmael Tetteh and some colorful street characters unveil the workings of the world’s eternal power game.  Great contemporary music and animation add potent spice to the film whose message, you gotta stand up and choose what role you’re going to play in every life situation, is enormously empowering.

The interviews are all enlightening – the entire film is compelling entertainment.  A perfect revelation and motivation at a time when millions are shouting, “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore!”  Here’s why you are … and what you can do about it!

From the street to the boardroom, from the Hood to the Oval Office, its the same dynamic repeated in countless variations. The only difference is that while the street Pimps wear colorful clothes, and the streets Ho’s wear little at all, their corporate/government counterparts hide behind marketing slogans and slick double talk to effect the exact same thing…

The basic tenet of GhettoPhysics is that the interplay between the Pimp and the Ho is the simplest expression of the fundamental way that people interact in the world. But this interaction is so multilayered that it’s hard to see “the game”. However by looking at the world through the Pimp/Ho dynamic it becomes very easy to see the manipulations that keeps society’s Ho’s forever in debt, disempowered and marching off to war.

Part documentary, part “Saturday Night Live” satire, and part narrative story, GhettoPhysics begins by looking at the evocative world of the Pimp and Ho. It then moves out to encompass the entire social power game that is going down all around us, and finally brings it home in the way this awareness impacts one student’s life.

But between interviews, dramatic scenes and scathing satire, an interesting thread emerges – empowerment and hope. Pimps and Ho’s is not about right and wrong, good guys vs. bad guys. Its about awareness of “the game” and letting people know it’s up to them to choose the role they play in every situation. Like the film Network released decades ago, GhettoPhysics: Will the Real Pimps and Ho’s Please Stand Up! refuses to let those in control rule our lives anymore. Network said: “We’re mad as hell and not going to take it anymore”. Our motto is simple and blunt: “Speak Truth to Power”.

Please Stand Up!


Ghetto Physics Online:

Ghetto Physics – The Official Site ; Ghetto Physics YouTube Channel ; Ghetto Physics on Facebook


Ghetto Physics Press:

Hollywood Reporter Article ; AOL News Article – In Ghetto Physics, You’re Either a Pimp or a Ho

Movie Review – Ghetto Physics ; Ghetto Physics: Lessons in Manipulation


Ghetto Physics Short Credits:

Starring: KRS One, Cornel West, John Perkins, E Ray Brown

Screenplay By: William Arntz, E Ray Brown
Directed By: William Arntz, E Ray Brown
Produced By: E Ray Brown, William Arntz, Scott Altomare