So I’m watching for the first time “Hustle & Flow” tonight while checking my e-mail. My ears perked up when a skinny white boy wearing a white shirt and a tie knocks on the door of the main character, the pimp DJay (played by Terrence Howard), and DJay incredulously barks “You Mormons are some brave *#($*@!” (The young man, it turns out, wasn’t really a Mormon, but the keyboard guy).
I got a kick out of the funny line. But on reflection, there is some truth to it. If you’re a parent, you probably don’t want to think about it, but our missionaries really are some brave *#($*@! They work in poor areas in urban centers, third world countries, just plunging in where angels fear to tread.
Does anyone have any missionary (or general Mormon) bravery stories you would care to share with us?
BTW, I also found the following fun quote from the film’s director, Craig Brewer:
You haven’t seen anything until you’ve seen 1,000 Mormons walking out of a Salt Lake City screening singing [as he croons the “Hustle & Flow” theme song], “It’s hard out here for a pimp.”