Freaknik documentary hasn’t released yet but has created a lot of controversy and buzz among people who enjoyed the college festival and were in full mood during the 1990s.
What thing comes to your mind when you heard of Freaknik? Probably, a huge festival where members of black community are having lots of fun and joy without much worry. Isn’t it? Well, the reality is much darker.
The upcoming Hulu documentary is about exposing the wild and unruly behavior of Atlanta festival participants through raw footages that dates back to 1997, the year when Freaknik was organized before getting banned by the authorities.
What was Freaknik in the 90s?
Freaknik is an infamous festival began in 1983 as a small picnic in a public park near Atlanta University Center and grew into a massive street that drew hundreds of thousands of African American college students.
The festival gained infamy due to its association with heavy drinking, public indeceny, drug use, criminal and violent beahvior of public including rape, sexual assault, theft, and other drug related crimes that ultimately led to its cancellation in 1996 for public safety and community well being.
About Freaknik: The Wildest Party Never Told Documentary
Hulu has created a Freaknik documentary to recollect the memories of the annual spring break festival of that took place in Atlanta, Georgia during the 1980s and 1990s.
The network has documented all the incidents that happened during the grand festival and left the viewer with a question whether the magic of Freaknik can be brought back 40 years later.
Atlanta Hip Hop Legend Jermaine Dupri, Peter Bittenbender, Terry Ross, Alex Avant, Eric Tomosunas, and Luther “Uncle Luke” Campbell are the executive producers for the series with Geraldine L. Porras as the showrunner, P Frank as the director.
Why some Black women are against Hulu’s Freaknik documentary?
There can be many reasons for the creators of this documentary but the most important is their reputation.
This docuseries clears shows the faces of all those people who were showing wild and unruly behavior without blurring anything, and that’s really disturbing for them. Some black men are even perceiving it as a personal attack.
Also, the Freaknik documentary has caused havoc among Black Women who experienced the ATL festival during its heyday.
Most of those women are worried because their actions will be broadcasted in front of the world and they fear the consequences of it.
That’s why some black women professionals including C-Suites executives and one judge are thinking about taking legal action against Hulu for featuring them in the miniseries without signing any media releases.
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What is the Freaknik documentary about?
“Freaknik: The Wildest Party Never Told” is a limited series by Hulu that talks about the rise and fall of a small Atlanta HBCU picnic that exploded into an influential street party and spotlighted ATL as a major cultural stage.
The docuseries aims to recount the history of the infamous street party and examine its cultural impact while examining both the positive and negative aspects of Freaknik, which in the 90s was marred by numerous accounts of sexual assault, rape, harassment, and misconduct.
Executive produced by well-known music figures Jermaine Dupri and Luther “Uncle Luke” Campbell and showrun by Geraldine L. Porras, Freaknik will only show the ugly truth about a portion of people at the festival without some hidden agenda.
Where can I watch Freaknik documentary?
The infamous Atlanta street party Freaknik documentary will be exclusively streaming for HULU subscribers inside the United States. So, you need to have have a valid Hulu subscription if you want to watch the controversial documentary.
When is Freaknik documentary coming out on Hulu?
Currently, no exact release date has been given by Hulu but most likely, the documentary series will be released in March 2024, the time when festival will be turning 40.
Till that time, you can watch the following docuseries that will give you similar thrill as Freakpik documentary has promised:
Surviving R Kelly: The documentary series investigates the false allegations of sexual abuse against the R&B singer R Kelly. It is now streaming on the Lifetime Channel.
Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men: Wu Tang talks about the history of the real hip hop group of the same name and their long lasting impact in the rap culture. The series is currently available on Showtime and Hulu.
The Show Must Go On: The Queen + Adam Lambert Story: As clears from the name, the documentary explores the unexpected pairing of band Queen with American idol Adam Lambert. The documentary is now streaming on ABC.