Most people would classify Juggalos, the hardcore face-painted fans of the Insane Clown Posse, as a bunch of asshats. However, the FBI now classifies them as a gang threat. According to the 2011 National Gang Threat Assessment, Juggalos have been exhibiting gang-like behavior across multiple states, committing crimes like “simple assault, personal drug use and possession, petty theft and vandalism.” Inexplicably, the report glosses over the hate crime that is Miracles.
Now that Juggalos are officially considered a gang threat, what effect, if any, will this have on the film industry, specifically, the gangster-crime genre? Only time will tell. But since I’ll probably get fired within the next six months, I don’t have a lot of time. So rather than wait around to see what happens, I decided to go back in time and filter existing gangster films through a Juggalo lens. Armed with photoshop and a poorly formatted Juggalo glossary, I came up with the following seven examples. Enjoy!