And Finally Artist News

Insane Clown Posse’s battle with the FBI examined in new documentary

By | Published on Friday 24 September 2021

Insane Clown Posse

A decade ago, the FBI classified Insane Clown Posse’s entire fanbase – aka the Juggalos – as a “loosely organised hybrid gang”. Now a new documentary is set to delve into the (so far unsuccessful) efforts to have that listing overturned.

Directed by Tom Putnam and Brenna Sanchez, ‘The United States Of Insanity’ was filmed over seven years and speaks to the hip hop duo themselves, various fans and their lawyers.

“Our goal is to put the audience through our own paces of discovery during the seven years we filmed with ICP, their fans, their lawyers and the government agencies pursuing them”, Putnam says. “ICP’s extensive archive of music videos, home movies, documentaries and feature films are layered throughout our movie as well, helping us paint a unique story of how two high school dropouts achieved their own American dream while bringing people along for the ride”.

Ever since they were included in the FBI’s National Gang Threat Assessment, Insane Clown Posse have made various attempts to have the Juggalos removed from it – both through the courts and in public protests. They claim that, as a result of the FBI’s conduct, people have lost jobs, lost custody of children, been unfairly arrested, been refused entry into the military, and more, simply for being fans of their music.

The film is set to premiere at the Fantastic Fest film festival in Austin, Texas on 28 Sep, before opening in US cinemas on 26 Oct. Watch the trailer for the film here: