A screenshot of Hulu's 'Freaknik
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"That's My Momma Bro!": The Best Social Media Reactions to Hulu's 'Freaknik' Documentary

Hulu's 'Freaknik: The Wildest Party Never Told' premiered on March 21 and set the internet on fire. Here were the best reactions to documentary!


Apr. 1 2024, Published 10:27 p.m. ET

In the late 1980s and throughout the 1990s, Freaknik transformed Atlanta into a space for Black youth to party freely. The annual event attracted thousands of college students and partygoers from across the nation for a weekend filled with music, entertainment, and unforgettable experiences.

What began as an innocent picnic organized by students from historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) quickly evolved into a massive street party that took over the city.

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From concerts and car rallies to unforgettable encounters with celebrities – like Notorious B.I.G. and Uncle Luke – Freaknik holds a special place in the hearts of those who were around to experience it.

The Hulu documentary, titled Freaknik: The Wildest Party Never Told, shed light on the phenomenon and its lasting impact on Atlanta's hip-hop scene. However, not everyone is excited about the exposé as it sheds light on the dark side of the seemingly fun-filled event.

The documentary was happy and dark at the same time.

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Source: Twitter/@brimalandro

Twitter post that says: "So basically Freaknik started as a picnic created by some wholesome HBCU students and Uncle Luke ruined it by bringing all that legit freak s--t to the scene."

The documentary offers a comprehensive timeline of the rise, fall, and enduring legacy of Freaknik. While viewers appreciate the detailed look at the event, they can’t seem to get over how quickly things went from fun to criminal.

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Some felt like the 'Freaknik' documentary was underwhelming.

When the trailer for Freaknik: The Wildest Party Never Told dropped in 2023, it featured archival footage of the raunchy hip-hop event. However, some felt that the documentary fell flat. Many pointed to the lack of depth and the glossy overview of the tragic events during occurred during Freaknik.

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Did you see your relatives in the 'Freaknik' documentary?

Netizens could not help but to joke about the possibilities of seeing their parents on the explicit documentary. Freaknik took place in the early 1990s, and children born in that era may have parent who attended the annual party weekend.

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POV: You mom is making sure she wasn't caught on camera.

There is no shortage of people dragging their parents for being a part of Freaknik. One user took to TikTok to share a video of her mom watching the documentary, checking to see if she appears in any of the archival footage.

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21 Savage produced the documentary — but why was he in it?

21 Savage served as an executive producer of Freaknik: The Wildest Party Never Told and he was featured in the opening scenes of the film. Some people took issue with the UK native’s inclusion.

In addition to 21 not being from America, he would have been too young to attend the event when it occurred. However, the documentary did feature interviews with those who were in attendance – including the founders of the original "Freaknic" barbeque.

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No one is safe — Uncle Luke *still* has unreleased footage.

Amid concern about the Freaknik documentary, Uncle Luke took to social media to warn that no one is safe from appearing in the film.

“There are some of you all who looked at Freaknik last night and there was a sigh of relief that you did not get busted,” Luke said. Adding, “Don’t think you’re out the waters. Because in my garage I have more footage.”

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People are taking notes after watching the 'Freaknik' documentary.

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Source: X/@lheanaju

Twitter post that says: "When you see your supervisor in the #freaknik documentary and know your PTO request will be approved now."

You never know who you might see dancing, twerking, or partying in the Freaknik documentary. One netizen joked that their work supervisor was in the film and that he could now use that as leverage to get his request for time off approved.

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"That’s my mom bro!"

The comedians have taken to social media and they are already making skits about the risqué film. In one video, a dude walks in on his friends watching a woman twerk in the documentary, and he quickly realizes that the woman is his mom.

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