Queer cinema classic: Hustler White
Hustler White is a 1996 film by Bruce LaBruce and Rick Castro. It’s 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 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. Co-director Rick Castro cast real male hustlers and his former models, including Tony Ward, as amateur actors.
Screening – 5 October, Los Angeles
Tom of Finland House will be hosting a screening of Hustler White on 5 October.
Rick Castro will be in attendance to introduce the film and answer questions.