Hustler White (1996)
Director: Bruce La Bruce, Rick Castro
Writers: Bruce La Bruce, Rick Castro
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, Germany
Duration: 79 min
Stars: Tony Ward, Bruce La Bruce, Kevin P. Scott
Hustler White is a 1996 film by Bruce LaBruce and Rick Castro, a satirical black sex comedy about gay hustlers and their customers on Santa Monica Boulevard in West Hollywood, California. It stars Tony Ward and LaBruce in an addition to the Queer Cinema canon, which is also an homage to classic Hollywood cinema. Also appearing in the film are Vaginal Davis, Glen Meadmore and Graham David Smith.
In a plot reminiscent of Sunset Boulevard, Hustler White transposes the action from the silver screen’s old movie backlots to contemporary male prostitution and the porn industry. The film, which like all of LaBruce’s work is sexually explicit, includes a controversial amputee sex scene. Co-director Rick Castro cast real male hustlers and his former models, including Tony Ward.
Portions of the film appear in the music video for “Misogyny” a track by Canadian rock band Rusty which appeared on MuchMusic in the 1990s.
Jürgen Anger (Bruce LaBruce), a writer from Europe, is in California researching a book on the gay prostitution and pornographic scene in Hollywood. While touring Santa Monica Boulevard, he meets Monti hustling on the street and develops a crush on him. Throughout the movie we discover various facets of Monti, including committing a hit and run which cripples a fellow hustler named Eigil (Kevin P. Scott). Jürgen unsuccessfully follows the devastatingly handsome rent-boy. As Jurgen continues his pursuit of the young man, the film follows Monti through his typical routine of various sordid and bizarre encounters with hustlers, johns and pornographers.
- Directors: Rick Castro, Bruce La Bruce
- Writers:Rick CastroBruce La Bruce
- Countries:Germany, Canada
- Genres:Drama, Romance
- Runtime:79 minutes
- Actors:Montgomery 'Monti' WardTony WardJürgen AngerBruce La BruceEigil VestiKevin P. ScottPigletIvar JohnsonHimselfKevin KramerHimselfAlex AustinSeymour KasabianRon AtheyStew BlakeGlen MeadmoreAmbrose SappersteinGraham David SmithPeter FestusMiles H. Wildecock II
Reminiscent of Sunset Boulevard, Hustler White transposes the action from the silver screen's old movie backlots to contemporary male prostitution and the porn industry. Said to be an homage to classic Hollywood cinema.- Written byAnonymous
- Also known as: Hustler White (France),
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