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."
Breakfast at Tiffany's
"Fifty dollars for the powder room."
"I'll do fag tricks. I'll do kink.
I'll do anything you want me to do."
My Own Private Idaho
"I love you, and you don't pay me."
"How am I supposed to make any
money without clean underwear?"
Who are some of your faves?
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