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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Video: American Juggalo (Documentary)

Sean Dunne filmed a short documentary last month called 'American Juggalo'.  For those of you not in the know, a "Juggalo" is a self-described term for a fan of the Insane Clown Posse.  Every August, thousands of Juggalos come together in rural Illinois for The Gathering of the Juggalos.  It's a week of concerts, alcohol, drugs, carnival rides and "family".

The documentary is very well made.  It's surprisingly fascinating.  Once I started it, I couldn't turn it off.  It was like watching a National Geographic special on a lost tribe.  The video did solidify all of my assumptions about the Juggalo demographic, however.  Nothing but unemployed, uneducated, poor, drug addicted  white trash.  This film could easily be fodder for the Republican party to end all entitlement programs.  You even have expectant mothers smoking on film.  Lovely bunch of people.

I highly recommend watching it.  The documentary is EXTREMELY NSFW (EXCESSIVE LANGUAGE, NUDITY, DRUG USE, ETC.)


Rachel said...

Wow, what a horrifyingly fascinating look at a microcosm of culture.