I must have been in a coma when this movie first came out because I don't remember hearing about Fresh. I'm flipping through Netflicks last night and it pops up on the suggested list. It sounded mildly interesting so I decided to give it a go. I'm so glad I did. I had no idea it would be so raw and gritty. The writing was tight, and I enjoyed seeing this sort of street crime story being told from the point of view of a kid. Because the kid was the central character, I wasn't expecting that much violence and sexuality, so I was sitting there like when the shyt went down. Also, watching Giancarlo Esposito and Sam Jackson do their thing was a pleasant surprise. Netflix doesn't even advertise them in the summary, which is pretty odd. I would put this above Boyz in the Hood and right below Menace II Society in terms of its portrayals of urban violence and drugs.