New 'Jerkin' Dance Craze Gets A Movie (Video)

Sep 4, 2009 Full story: www.eurweb.com 17
*The "jerkin" dance craze has not only inspired the hit single "You're a Jerk" from the teen duo New Boyz, but also a feature film that is currently in development from indie film producer Shariff Hasan and Melee Entertainment.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Melee's Bryan Turner, Scott Aronson and Mike Regen are producing the project along with Hasan, Todd Moscowitz and Mike Mavrolas.

Moscowitz runs Asylum Records, which has released a number of jerkin'-themed music, and Mavrolas manages jerkin' act the New Boyz, which is enjoying a hit with the jerkin'-themed single "You're a Jerk." [Watch clip below.]

Jerkin' is a dance that originated in Southern California, but has now spread out across the country and around the globe. The dancers usually promote non-violence and wear brightly colored, nonbaggy jeans and shirts.

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hopeandfaith

United States

#1 Sep 4, 2009
Every time I see young kids on the streets learning, among other things, the latest moves...I wonder if they ever think about what awaits them when they are older. We are raising a generation of black kids who aspire to be sports stars and rappers....When they finish school, if they graduate, their dancing skills will not likely get them a job. Then, the real world set in, and they are only qualified for minimum wage jobs. The lure of selling drugs and crime becomes their next big step. What can we do to break this cycle?

“Conspiracy Unleashed”

Since: Mar 08

"The Universe"

#2 Sep 5, 2009
"Jerk Off"!

“Conspiracy Unleashed”

Since: Mar 08

"The Universe"

#3 Sep 5, 2009
hopeandfaith wrote:
Every time I see young kids on the streets learning, among other things, the latest moves...I wonder if they ever think about what awaits them when they are older. We are raising a generation of black kids who aspire to be sports stars and rappers....When they finish school, if they graduate, their dancing skills will not likely get them a job. Then, the real world set in, and they are only qualified for minimum wage jobs. The lure of selling drugs and crime becomes their next big step. What can we do to break this cycle?
Nuke off this world and start a new one?

Since: Sep 07

Toledo, OH

#4 Sep 5, 2009
hopeandfaith wrote:
Every time I see young kids on the streets learning, among other things, the latest moves...I wonder if they ever think about what awaits them when they are older. We are raising a generation of black kids who aspire to be sports stars and rappers....When they finish school, if they graduate, their dancing skills will not likely get them a job. Then, the real world set in, and they are only qualified for minimum wage jobs. The lure of selling drugs and crime becomes their next big step. What can we do to break this cycle?
Why is this racial? What about white kids who skateboard, snowboard, surfing and other things. They're kids that is what children do. The lure of selling drugs has nothing to do with dancing. People thought the same thing about 'rap music' and it taught black and white kids how to become music moguls and business moguls.

Nice try though.
hopeandfaith

Memphis, TN

#5 Sep 5, 2009
pamiety wrote:
<quoted text>
Why is this racial? What about white kids who skateboard, snowboard, surfing and other things. They're kids that is what children do. The lure of selling drugs has nothing to do with dancing. People thought the same thing about 'rap music' and it taught black and white kids how to become music moguls and business moguls.
Nice try though.
We have a crisis in black kids who drop out of school....that was my reasoning for hoping that we could convince them to stay in school in order to have a chance at a decent job. Your example of rap music being a positive thing blows my mind. How many moguls and rappers make it? And, who in their right mind would want that lifestyle for their child? The rap movement has hardly been productive in kids lives, and the lyrics are abominable.
Sammy

Canada

#6 Sep 6, 2009
hopeandfaith wrote:
Every time I see young kids on the streets learning, among other things, the latest moves...I wonder if they ever think about what awaits them when they are older. We are raising a generation of black kids who aspire to be sports stars and rappers....When they finish school, if they graduate, their dancing skills will not likely get them a job. Then, the real world set in, and they are only qualified for minimum wage jobs. The lure of selling drugs and crime becomes their next big step. What can we do to break this cycle?
Good points if they are smart enough to combine the 2. Education and Jerking off
SJ -My music name

Anaheim, CA

#7 Sep 18, 2009
To hopeandfaith: I'm a 15 year old tall black guy. I'm the starting JV Center at my hs, and I'm pretty good at jerkin, in fact, I'm uploadin a video to YouTube in awhile. I manage to get good grades, n how does jerkin make us black youth suddenly want to deal drugs? Seriously? It's dancing. Try it some time.
To Sammy n MIB: Wow. XD
To Pamiety: Yea, its not racial, cuz I kno white ppl that can go hard wen they jerk. U r correct. But, the music industry ain't wat I'd pick for my kids, n I'm just 15.
SJ -My music name

Anaheim, CA

#8 Sep 18, 2009
Btw, wen I say Center I mean basketball, not football.
JaciZ

Sacramento, CA

#9 Oct 3, 2009
Uh, yeah hi. I'm WHITE and I jerk too. I can do plenty of jerkin moves. I get good grades, I even already HAVE a job at 14: Baby-sitting!
Now see, theres this thing called "Fun" and "Free-time" you put them together and some "Creativity" you get Jerkin. Its an awesome thing to do, and I think it's even such a great workout.
Oh, and I'm a girl. Jerkin is for everyone. Don't hate. Try it yourself

Since: Sep 07

Toledo, OH

#10 Oct 4, 2009
JaciZ wrote:
Uh, yeah hi. I'm WHITE and I jerk too. I can do plenty of jerkin moves. I get good grades, I even already HAVE a job at 14: Baby-sitting!
Now see, theres this thing called "Fun" and "Free-time" you put them together and some "Creativity" you get Jerkin. Its an awesome thing to do, and I think it's even such a great workout.
Oh, and I'm a girl. Jerkin is for everyone. Don't hate. Try it yourself
You're a Jerk!(you go girl)
Ben

Santa Rosa, CA

#11 Oct 15, 2009
Its so funny to hear people say crisis this racial that when you know its the epidemic media flooding their head with lies. Ask anybody who says there is a crisis in our youth, they probably read it in a newspaper or saw it on the news. You know what if your not involved with the youth of america than don't say s*%#t! Jerkin is a new fad just like hyphy robot or any other kind of dance. I would rather see my kid dancing than getting into trouble. Cause these days kids as young as 10 are being abused as watchdogs moneyholders or even holding drugs or weapons. c'mon man if the whole world is ending and the u.s. is in debt don't gloom about it and flood yourself in sadness. do your part to make this world a better place- and than dance! Dip,Jerk,Reject.
P.S. BTW i am doing as my midterm in college about jerkin'!

“Conspiracy Unleashed”

Since: Mar 08

"The Universe"

#12 Oct 16, 2009
Ben wrote:
Its so funny to hear people say crisis this racial that when you know its the epidemic media flooding their head with lies. Ask anybody who says there is a crisis in our youth, they probably read it in a newspaper or saw it on the news. You know what if your not involved with the youth of america than don't say s*%#t! Jerkin is a new fad just like hyphy robot or any other kind of dance. I would rather see my kid dancing than getting into trouble. Cause these days kids as young as 10 are being abused as watchdogs moneyholders or even holding drugs or weapons. c'mon man if the whole world is ending and the u.s. is in debt don't gloom about it and flood yourself in sadness. do your part to make this world a better place- and than dance! Dip,Jerk,Reject.
P.S. BTW i am doing as my midterm in college about jerkin'!
they are just- angry white men.(anyone against teen- dance.)
deejay jl jerks rep

Shreveport, LA

#13 Nov 19, 2009
hopeandfaith wrote:
Every time I see young kids on the streets learning, among other things, the latest moves...I wonder if they ever think about what awaits them when they are older. We are raising a generation of black kids who aspire to be sports stars and rappers....When they finish school, if they graduate, their dancing skills will not likely get them a job. Then, the real world set in, and they are only qualified for minimum wage jobs. The lure of selling drugs and crime becomes their next big step. What can we do to break this cycle?
"jerkin aint a dance its a muthafreakin lifestyle"
clenachristine

Conyers, GA

#14 Mar 1, 2010
i aqree with all thosee people exceptt tha one that said it leads to black kids sellinq druqs and crap, to tell you thee truth, im a 13 yr. old qirl who can jerk too and you know what i make all a's and i still have time for dancinq , and it lets me have fun and to do what i like to do ! and that doesn't mean every person that jerks is qonna end up sellinq druqs and not getting anywhere in their life, your probably just jealous that you can''t jerk, lol, or your just racist !
KIKKOMAN

Seattle, WA

#15 Mar 5, 2010
Hey, when u say JV center do u mean Junior Vikings?
KIKKOMAN

Seattle, WA

#16 Mar 5, 2010
Hey, wen u say JV center do u mean Junior Vikings?
tavante conyers

Rochester, NY

#18 Aug 24, 2010
i like the new inventon because you can explain what kind of dance it is, and who produced it please email me on myspace. my email is tavanteconyers@aol.com

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