From the makers of The Eyes of Tammy Faye and Party Monster comes this lurid look at the seamy world of street hustlers. Paid 50 dollars for their time, 101 male prostitutes -- spanning all ages, ethnicities, and personal backgrounds -- are questioned by the filmmakers about their lives. Over the course of the film's 78 minutes, viewers are introduced to a sadist, an ex-gang member, a transsexual, and many others, all of whom hock their wares in and around Los Angeles. 101 Rent Boys premiered at the 2000 San Francisco Lesbian & Gay Film Festival before its televised run on Cinemax. ~ Jonathan Crow, Rovi
I watched both the movie and the extra footage. I never thought about the life of a hustler before. It was certainly eye opening, very sad in most respects. It makes me want to do something to save someone from that fate.
The description is inaccurate. This is not a broad segment. This is mostly the low-end of the male street hussler scale. And, it's a from the year 2000. (Many people with better means on both sides of the coin go through an escort service or internet chats/venues.) So, what you get in this film is mostly the desperate Santa Monica Blvd husslers with no internet access and living in the margins. Not shown here are the less banged-up, professional and recreational husslers. Some high schoolers hussle Sta. Monica Blvd for fun and quick cash (guys I've known from places like Torrance and Hawthorne with normal families.) This film is real for what it is. But, it is a very narrow segment of reality.