With great shows likeÂ Breaking BadÂ andÂ The Wire, the inner-workings of the illegal drug trade has been put on blast in a completely fictitious fashion. For the last decade fans have fueled the success of these shows as well as countless movies to add to the list. One of my favorites to mention, Paid in Full. With this kind of success, why not make a documentary and feature and interview some of the illegal drug trade’s biggest players.
David Simon, the creator of The Wire, explains the allure of dealing in the new trailer for the documentary How to Make Money Selling Drugs. Narrarator and director Matthew Cooke interviews 50 Cent, Eminem, actors Woody Harrelson and Susan Sarandon, as well as “Freeway” Rick Ross. The real Rick Ross who ran the Los Angeles drug empire in the 1980’s.
How to Make Money Selling DrugsÂ offers a provocative glimpse into the lives of those on both sides of the â€œwar on drugs,â€ delivering a diverse and unique perspective on the subject through interviews with 50 Cent, Eminem, The Wire producer David Simon, Arianna Huffington, Woody Harrelson, Eminem and Susan Sarandon, as well as infamous drug kingpin â€œFreewayâ€ Rick Ross. Presenting a step-by-step guide on how to go from street dealer to drug lord, the documentary reveals how public policy actually entices Americans into dealing drugs. Bert Marcus Productions was granted unprecedented access from top-ranking government officials, including U.S. Drug Czar to the Drug Enforcement Agency, all providing varied viewpoints on this controversial subject.
Also, I feel the executive producer is worth mentioning: Adrian Grenier.
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