Thursday, April 11, 2019

5 Off My Head: Hustle Here & A Hustle There

With the excellent and strange hustler tale Sauvage / Wild out in theaters this week -- you can read my review right here -- it seemed like as good a time as any good time to turn our brains onto the subject of cinematic male sex workers. It's been said that every actress who's ever acted for longer than five minutes has had to play a prostitute at some point in their career and it's pretty damned true, but what about the menfolk hocking their physical wares on the screen? They're not nearly as common but they've turned out some of our most fascinating films about sexuality through the decades all the same. So let's do a list!

5 of My Favorite Movie Hustlers

Neil (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) in Mysterious Skin
"Different folks, different strokes."
Paul Varjak (George Peppard) in Breakfast at Tiffany's
"Fifty dollars for the powder room."
Julian (Richard Gere) in American Gigolo
"I'll do fag tricks. I'll do kink.
I'll do anything you want me to do."
Mike (River Phoenix) in My Own Private Idaho
"I love you, and you don't pay me."
Joe (Joe Dallesandro) in Flesh 
"How am I supposed to make any
 money without clean underwear?"

Who are some of your faves? 
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par3182 said...

cowboy - the boys in the band

gigolo joe - a.i.

Jason Adams said...

Ooh good ones! Love Jude in AI

Anonymous said...

Warren Beatty-Paolo from Roman Spring of Mrs.Stone

jasonbkny said...

Paul Newman - The Sweet Bird of Youth

Anonymous said...

Not starring roles but--Kevin Zegers in Transamerica and Simon Baker in LA Confidential.

Rob91316 said...

Tony Ward in "Hustler White."

Johnnie said...

Mala Noche - Gus Van Sant