Media tagged Working/Lower Class

The Wire (EXPLICIT)

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Despite receiving modest ratings, HBO's The Wire (2002-2008) is considered one of the greatest TV dramas of all time, recognized for its realistic portrayal of urban life and deep exploration of sociopolitical themes. This scene from its first season shows low-level drug dealers D'Angelo, Poot, and Wallace having a conversation while waiting for drug buyers in the housing projects of inner-city Baltimore.

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The Wire - McNuggets

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Despite receiving modest ratings, HBO's The Wire (2002-2008) is considered one of the greatest TV dramas of all time, recognized for its realistic portrayal of urban life and deep exploration of sociopolitical themes. This scene from its first season shows low-level drug dealers D'Angelo, Poot, and Wallace having a conversation while waiting for drug buyers in the housing projects of inner-city Baltimore.

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Tony Montana in Scarface

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"He loved the American dream...with a vengeance." Tony Montana is the hero at the center of Scarface, a 1983 feature film with a lasting cult following. The first and second acts of the film follow Montana's rise from refugee to drug kingpin while the third act concludes with a violent and precipitous fall. Images, clips, and quotes from the movie appear frequently in pop culture as posters, t-shirts, and in pop lyrics (for example, "The World Is Yours" by Nas). Montana is played by Al Pacino, an actor who would have been well-known to audiences in 1983 for his portrayal of Michael Coreleone in The Godfather a decade earlier. Pacino's very public Italian-American identity (along with his inconsistent on-screen Cuban accent) contribute to a confusing representation of Cuban politics and refugee life in Miami.

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West Side Story - America

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West Side Story is a 1961 adaptation of the Broadway musical of the same name, which was based on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Set in late 1950s Manhattan, the film chronicles the rivalry between a white American gang (the Jets) and a gang of Puerto Rican immigrants (the Sharks), and, of course, a pair of star-crossed lovers caught between.

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