Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
Two brothers "Li'l Monster" Scott and "Monster Kody" who moved in their teens from a tranquil suburb of L.A. to the heart of gangsta' country, are shown in their daily lives, as they discuss their gang membership, their history, how they got involved and why, and their political musings. The two men, both in their twenties, admit to participating in drive-by shootings, and feel fully justified in having done so. Both have done time in prison. One of them has basically left the gang scene, and must visit his family in secrecy in order to avoid getting embroiled again. The filmmakers show a great deal of sympathy for the point of view of the gang members in this disturbing documentary, but despite reservations many share about that and other aspects of the film, it offers a compelling window into a violent American subculture.