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* DoNotDoThisCoolThing: A fire station employee explains that the Powell brothers weren't filming emergency vehicles in the safest way. Hamilton compares their local fire department favorably against another they previously encountered, who threatened to arrest them.



* FridgeHorror: A few comments on [=YouTube=] expressed great shock at the film's climax, with some people going as far to deem it exploitative, cheap and unnecessary to include in the movie. However, a closer inspection of its pacing shows that the escalation to this scene was done gradually with subtle foreshadowing. The twins share increasingly insane stories about their lives. Hudson makes an off-handed comment about how haters should get a “dick up their ass” early in the proceedings, which comes out of nowhere. You could write this off as a young man being crude, but he later talks about a relationship with a woman who tied him to a tree and penetrated his anus with a dildo. [[spoiler:When it's revealed that they were habitually raped in throughout their childhoods, their overall inappropriate behavior makes a lot of sense.]]



* NightmareFuel: A family friend of the brothers [[spoiler:abused them for EIGHT YEARS just because they were told Kid Buu would take them to Hell if anyone found out about it. This began when the brothers were between the ages of 4 and 5 and continued until they were 13.]]

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''[=Hampow93:=] My Brother, Which I Care For'' is a documentary by the [=YouTube=] channel trappped. The film documents a few days in the life of twin brothers Hamilton and Hudson Powell. It begins as a movie about emergency vehicle hobbyists living in South Carolina. It morphs into a fascinating study of two completely unfiltered siblings who share the most intimate and disturbing details about their lives, seemingly without a second thought.

Here's a [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sK9XfgDse4E link to the documentary.]] Here's a link to [[https://www.youtube.com/c/HamiltonPowellhampow93/videos Hampow's channel.]]

!!Hampow Tropes

*AssShove: Much of Hamilton and Hudson's humor revolves around this. It's pretty easy to figure out why as you watch more of the movie.
*BecauseImGoodAtIt: The subjects sometimes film emergency vehicles at work with unsafe methods. Some people criticize them online for doing it and one police department threatened to arrest them during filming, but Hamilton still maintains this hobby to this very day.
*CureYourGays: Subverted. The brothers make no effort to hide their disdain of homosexuals. However, epilogue text reveals that Hamilton was in a relationship with a gay black man before filming. In a phone call, Hamilton tells the filmmaker that the sexual contact from this relationship was completely initiated by the black man. Hamilton says that [[spoiler:he has a “gay mind” from being groomed into it by his childhood attacker, making it impossible to find love from a woman, which he wants.]]
*DarkAndTroubledPast: The Powell's are ethnic Russians who were born in Latvia, where they were placed into an orphanage by their biological parents. They were eventually adopted by an American family. Not the happiest start to life, though their circumstances improved in America. [[spoiler:Until they were repeatedly sodomized by a family friend for nearly a decade starting when they were in KINDERGARTEN.]]
*DeadPersonConversation: Hamilton claims to have been haunted by a World War II veteran and to have met the Grim Reaper.
*DoNotDoThisCoolThing: A fire station employee explains that the Powell brothers weren't filming emergency vehicles in the safest way. Hamilton compares their local fire department favorably against another they previously encountered, who threatened to arrest them.
*DownerEnding: Hudson met a girl from Thailand. She moved back to her homeland and got engaged to someone else. Hamilton was in a relationship with a gay black man prior to filming. [[spoiler:This relationship mirrored the one forced upon him in early childhood.]] His phone call about it is very upsetting.
*DudeNotFunny: Said almost verbatim by Hamilton after Hudson [[spoiler:makes fun of them getting sodomized for nearly the total duration of their childhoods.]]
*FridgeHorror: A few comments on [=YouTube=] expressed great shock at the film's climax, with some people going as far to deem it exploitative, cheap and unnecessary to include in the movie. However, a closer inspection of its pacing shows that the escalation to this scene was done gradually with subtle foreshadowing. The twins share increasingly insane stories about their lives. Hudson makes an off-handed comment about how haters should get a “dick up their ass” early in the proceedings, which comes out of nowhere. You could write this off as a young man being crude, but he later talks about a relationship with a woman who tied him to a tree and penetrated his anus with a dildo. [[spoiler:When it's revealed that they were habitually raped in throughout their childhoods, their overall inappropriate behavior makes a lot of sense.]]
*KickTheDog: Hudson during the millipede scene. He likes cats, though.
*LeftItIn: Hudson says and does things that cause Hamilton to tell the filmmaker to cut. The filmmaker never acquiesces.
*MoodWhiplash: A sinister soundtrack creates a sense of foreboding dread that hangs over the whole film. It never seems to add up to much because it is often juxtaposed over Hamilton and Hudson's juvenile conversations full of sex and scat jokes. The twins share much about their past, but you get the impression that they are in good spirits despite it being full of hardships. [[spoiler:Then we find out that they were viciously molested as children, and it's as sickening of a tone shift as you will ever witness.]]
*MrFixit: In a narrow way. The brothers make supplemental income by installing custom car horns in motorcycles extracted from scrapped vehicles.
*NightmareFuel: A family friend of the brothers [[spoiler:abused them for EIGHT YEARS just because they were told Kid Buu would take them to Hell if anyone found out about it. This began when the brothers were between the ages of 4 and 5 and continued until they were 13.]]
*PaedoHunt: The film's defining scene.
*PolarOppositeTwins: Hudson has a devil-may-care approach to life, though he seems to have avoided the troubles his brother experienced in their younger days. While Hamilton was a troublemaker, he is remorseful about the things he has done wrong in life and appears to have more overall empathy than his brother. This dichotomy has no impact on their unique chemistry. Hamilton says that Hudson is easily ashamed in a behind-the-scenes blog with trappped.
*PoliticallyIncorrectHero: Neither twin is shy about using sexual and racial epithets. Hamilton is repentant about using the latter.
*SexualExtortion: Hudson and Hamilton's [[spoiler:rapist told them that a cartoon character would take them to Hell if they told anyone about what happened.]]
*ToiletHumor:
--> '''Hamilton:''' It's very sexy when a girl picks up your poop.
*TooMuchInformation: Almost everything these two say.
*TroubledTeen: Hamilton confesses his problems during middle and high school in rather excruciating detail. He even takes the director to the special high school he forcibly attended because of his crimes.
*TwinBanter: Dialogue between Hamilton and Hudson is surreal and often hilarious.
*VulgarHumor: Constantly.
*YouAreNotAlone: The twins show a remarkable amount of emotional resolve considering what they've been through.
--> '''Hamilton:''' [[spoiler:If you commit suicide over it, think about it. What would your predator do if you committed suicide? He just took your life and he doesn't give a rat's ass. I'm still living because he ain't gonna win. All he is is a scum gay faggot.]]
*WhatDoesSheSeeInHim: [[spoiler:The man who raped the brothers]] has an attractive girlfriend.

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