Writer/director Raymond E. Brown uses the concept of “ghetto physics” – a marriage of physics and street terminology, specifically the relationships between pimps and hos – to explain complex phenomena in our society such as relationships between nations and efforts by world leaders to affect these relations. The result is a part-documentary, part-narrative entitled, Ghetto Physics: Will the Real Pimps and Hos Please Stand Up?
In the film, Brown hypothesizes that what happens on the street corners every day are reflected on a more polished and refined scale by the powers that be. That everyone is a “pimp” and/or a “ho” in all of their relationships. If you can get past what some in society may deem derogatory in nature, Brown makes several interesting points and attempts to free the viewer from the cycle by making apparent what often times hidden under layers of false complexity. Brown obviously believes that a known weakness is a strength and the information he communicates through the film attempts to give the viewer an opportunity to exert more control over his immediate landscape, thus changing the world one enlightened viewer at a time.
The movie features cameos across the spectrum – from street savvy entrepreneurs such as Ice-T all the way to revered intelligentsia such as Cornell West. BE caught up with Raymond Brown at a screening for the movie in Atlanta, Georgia. Check out the video BElow. Ghetto Physics opens October 8, 2010 in Atlanta, Detroit, Oakland, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.; October 15th in Tempe, AZ and Denver, CO; and October 22nd in New York City and Los Angeles. For more information on the movie, visit http://www.ghettophysics.com/.