Tracy Jenkins Presents Part One of his Food-for-Thought Series:
********** PULL YOUR PANTS UP!! **********
Educator and humanitarian, Tracy Jenkins voices his views on the sagging pants issue, the style of dress defined by the Urban Dictionary as:
Hip-hop and gangster cultural fashion: Wearing one's pants below the level of the waist, sometimes below the level of the buttocks, with one's boxer shorts showing.
Tracy relates important reasons why this look is not good for anyone, ranging from potential health hazards, employment discrimination, and society’s perception of the wearers of this style.
Through interviews with others who voice their opinions about this style of dress, Tracy strives to give viewers his Food-for-Thought insight on this style of dress.
There are members of society who have seen wearers of this style and wanted to say something but feared the potential of retaliation. Instead, they just look and shake their heads.
PULL YOUR PANTS UP!! offers food for thought. . . It SPEAKS to individuals who choose to dress this way and those who don’t. It SHOWS ways in which this style can be detrimental in ways other than appearance.
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Film Type: Documentary, Television
Runtime: 30 minutes
Country of Origin: United States
Film Language: English
Film Color: Color
First-time Filmmaker: Yes