Three Hustlers

Three Hustlers

4 Episodes

Male hustlers, escorts, and gigolos navigate the glamor and grit of life on the margins in these edgy tales of seductive encounters and seedy underworlds. From Richard Gere as a high-priced LA callboy mixed up in murder in Paul Schrader’s coolly stylish AMERICAN GIGOLO to Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s tragically swindled hustler in FOX AND HIS FRIENDS to the moody drifters at the center of Gus Van Sant’s proto–New Queer Cinema touchstone MALA NOCHE, the men in these movies are at your service—for the right price.

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Three Hustlers
  • Three Hustlers Teaser

    Episode 1

  • Fox and His Friends

    Episode 2

    Directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder • 1975 • West Germany

    A lottery win leads not to financial and emotional freedom but to social captivity, in this wildly cynical classic about love and exploitation by Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Casting himself against type, the director plays a suggestible wo...

  • American Gigolo

    Episode 3

    Directed by Paul Schrader • 1980 • United States
    Starring Richard Gere, Lauren Hutton, Hector Elizondo

    Decked out in Armani, Julian Kaye (Richard Gere, in his star-making role) is shallow, narcissistic, and utterly irresistible, a male escort who caters to the needs of bored, rich, middle-age...

  • Mala Noche

    Episode 4

    Directed by Gus Van Sant • 1985 • United States

    With its low budget and lush black-and-white imagery, Gus Van Sant’s debut feature MALA NOCHE heralded an idiosyncratic, provocative new voice in American independent film. Set in Van Sant’s hometown of Portland, Oregon, the film evokes a world o...