Hulu has been working on a documentary about the Freaknik festivals with the involvement of Uncle Luke!
The film was set to be released next year to mark the 30th anniversary, however, Freaknik: The Wildest Party Never Told may not be released due to a new lawsuit. A group of prominent Black women, including a politician, three “high-level business professionals”, and a judge, are suing Hulu to block the release. They argue that the documentary would be damaging to their image, as they appear in archival footage. The 1994 festival, is the focal point of the documentary, and the footage would be detrimental to their careers.
Other women have also come out about their appearance in the film, and have been dubbed the “Freaknik Aunties”.
Hulu now has an extra hurdle, but has yet to publicly respond to the lawsuit.
Freaknik was a street concert in Atlanta during the 80s and 90s, and “Freaknik: The Wildest Party Never Told,” “Recounts the rise and fall of a small Atlanta HBCU picnic that exploded into an influential street party and spotlighted ATL as a major cultural stage.”
Freaknik was rooted in HBCU's, and was created in 1983 by students at Spelman College. The event would explode during the 90s and HBCUs from across the country made their way to Atlanta, and recently in 2021 the festival was headlined by 21 Savage.