Hustler White 1996
Unrated | 1h 19min | Drama, Romance | 19 July 1996 (UK)
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.
A good effort from La Bruce as a director, if not as an actor. In fact the major drawback in the film is the dreadful ‘acting’. Here I am Bruce! I’m a good actor (so I’ve been told anyway) and I’m gay! One of the major drawbacks of gay films in this ilk is the acting. So I’m not good-looking. Hey, we can’t all be! Anyway, aside from a few sick, sleazy moments designed to shock (but are mostly just boring), this is a much better effort than his earlier films. Maybe because he had a collaborator this time?
Directors: Rick Castro, Bruce La Bruce
Writers: Bruce La Bruce, Rick Castro
Stars: Tony Ward, Bruce La Bruce, Kevin P. Scott
Country: Germany | Canada
Release Date: 19 July 1996 (UK)
Filming Locations: Zuma Beach, Malibu, California, USA