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Resurfaced 1982 Documentary Shows First-hand Stories of NYC's Male Street Hustlers: VIDEO

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Accompanied by the tag line "hard facts and hard humor about a hard way of life," this newly resurfaced public access tv short documentary from 1982 interviews Manhattan's diverse male street hustler population about their stories and struggles. Created by Robert Burden and Dictelio Cepeda.

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  1. The methadone "expert" is an idiot.

    Posted by: Soren456 | Sep 13, 2013 11:12:25 PM

  2. Well...that was completely uninformative.

    Posted by: Vint | Sep 14, 2013 12:15:48 AM

  3. Crack is whack.

    Posted by: Ty | Sep 14, 2013 12:50:21 AM

  4. We're up all night 'til the sun
    We're up all night to get some
    We're up all night for good fun
    We're up all night to get lucky

    Posted by: bravo | Sep 14, 2013 1:21:22 AM

  5. The white young hustler is the Best looking of the bunch,,he probably loves all that BIG
    Black and Hispanic Dicks.

    Posted by: Nelson | Sep 14, 2013 7:18:10 AM

  6. Very very sad. When someone tells you to stay away from drugs, they aren't shitting you.

    Posted by: Bill Michael | Sep 14, 2013 7:48:16 AM

  7. As long as there are men willing to pay, there will be straight drug addicts selling their ass and cock for drug money.

    Posted by: QJ201 | Sep 14, 2013 8:23:34 AM

  8. these must be the outtakes... you can't debate an active user; they're on drugs!

    Sad to think, likely every one of them is dead.

    Posted by: Pete N SFO | Sep 14, 2013 8:56:15 AM

  9. Very interesting period piece. Somewhat sad, too. It was like that. It probably still is.

    Posted by: jamal49 | Sep 14, 2013 8:56:55 AM

  10. Damn. You know they are all dead now. Btw that Latino guy who say gays deserved to be bashed by straight people for "disrespecting " them - dayum... the self loathing of that time and the stress...whoa

    Posted by: hgfuu | Sep 14, 2013 11:09:01 AM

  11. I wonder what is the story of the white kid- he seemed to be completely out of place with the rest.

    Posted by: jarago | Sep 14, 2013 12:03:30 PM

  12. Of course some of you would really be drawn to focus on the white hustler.

    Posted by: Frank | Sep 14, 2013 1:39:18 PM

  13. Mental illness also forces many into male prostitution...

    Posted by: Ankerich | Sep 14, 2013 2:32:59 PM

  14. The man who states definitely that stopping methadone does not result in withdrawal symptoms to people who have used methadone and say that it does is possibly the only one still alive. And he's still wrong.

    Posted by: Robert | Sep 14, 2013 3:22:43 PM

  15. Not a very good depiction. Where do people get their facts? I doubt anyone with mental illness could sustain this activity. But many with mental delusions are in gay relationships.

    Posted by: BG | Sep 15, 2013 1:17:23 AM

  16. Gee, BG. Is that so? So, are you, mentally-deluded as ever, in a gay relationship? Or, troll that you are, do you still sit in your underwear in front of your computer screen writing trollistic messages about things you know nothing about?

    Posted by: jamal49 | Sep 15, 2013 12:36:08 PM

  17. Yeah, people are focused on the white kid because he says he's 14. Which means he probably died of AIDS before he made it to 20. That's pretty shocking and sad. The one in the very-MJ leather jacket doesn't look like he's much older, either. It's heartbreaking.

    Posted by: jd | Sep 15, 2013 6:48:07 PM

  18. That would be funny if Obama popped in and out of the video from his days as a student at Columbia


    Posted by: American Dreamer | Sep 15, 2013 7:26:07 PM

  19. President Obama also lived in a neighborhood that was a center of organized crime in Greater Boston while attending Harbard.

    Fun period piece. You wonder how rheir lives turned out.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Sep 15, 2013 8:02:23 PM

  20. The graphics, the editing, the way the subjects really engaged with the camera in such a trusting, almost naive kind of the way, the fact that it was (properly) labeled a "tape ..." Incredible. Thanks for posting this. It's a poignant video I will revisit.

    Posted by: virtualdespot | Sep 15, 2013 11:44:14 PM

  21. It would be interesting to know how many if any of these people survived the AIDS epidemic.

    Posted by: Casey | Sep 16, 2013 3:57:47 PM

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