R | | Drama
A man desperate for money and no income, turns prostitute and interplays with a variety of clients and hustlers.
UK censor John Trevelyan was wary of issuing the film a cinema certificate and suggested to the distributors that the film be shown on a club basis. When it was initially shown at the Open Space Theatre in London in February 1970 the cinema was raided by police who attempted to seize the film, leading Trevelyan himself to hastily rush to the cinema and vigorously defend the movie against possible prosecution, calling the police action 'unjustified and preposterous'. In the light of this incident Trevelyan was able to grant the film an uncut 'X' certificate.
Joe, the Hustler:
How am I supposed to make any money without clean underwear?
During a scene with the go-go dancer, Candy and Jackie alternately call her by the character's first name (Terry) and that of the actress playing her (Geri Miller).
The opening credits run sideways and list Warhol's name, the title, the main cast members, and that it was written, photographed and directed by Paul Morissey.