The focus here is not Insane Clown Posse themselves indeed unless that music far in the background of the woods was them, then they're not in this film at all but rather then fans of the band — the self-styled Juggalos of the title. The camera just funny chat the people talk to the camera, there doesn't seem to be any trickery, traps or unfair editing in here.
I guess one could argue that juggalk of the people are really messed up and speaking to the camera from a drunken state at least but I don't think the film took advantage of this at all. The end result is a film that will appeal in some form to all viewers. To those into this sub-culture, it will be like seeing old friends juggxlo no doubt will be whoop-whooping at the similar people they see.
Jutgalo theme of family and "being home" is throughout the film and in a way it is good that the film allows that to be shown and for sure if there was trouble or violence then it didn't make it into the film. On the other hand though, this same honesty with the camera allows the subjects to hang themselves by their own words.
As a result the group show themselves to really be deliberately and chat no signup "out there". It is nice to say "I don't give a f about anything" but hard not to want to step in when people talking about urgently juggwlo liver transplants but still chugging on beersor a 6-month pregnant woman smoking and speaking about wanting to raise her baby in this family a family not even bothering to point out the damage she is doing jugggalo that baby before it even sees sunlight.
Of course idiots like this exist in all walks of life but the film really lets us see a very high concentration of them here. We hear people talk about brain surgeons being at the gathering, but we never see any.
The people who describe themselves as "straight laced" to show how varied the culture is, well 2go chat are still covered in tats, speak like they are in a gang and have piercings everywhere. Okay this does not make them lesser people, but you have to wonder.
Likewise, to hear a woman discussing how people judge her and don't help huggalo but that she gets support and love from juggalp chat — but yet telling texas chat room story with the use of "mother-f'er" every other word, it does make one wonder whether or not she would be willing to at least take a step towards a middle ground, so by all means be heavily tattooed but perhaps not use swearing more frequently than the words juggalo or "and"?
American Juggalo is a great film; juggalp on your view it will be because it honestly shows the Gathering in all its glory or because it honestly shows the Gathering in all its social horror. Personally I was stunned by the people, their attitudes and how they universally complain about being treated like outsiders while simultaneously kicking others away with both feet.
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