Based on Gail Sheehy's book, this film chronicles how a reporter for a New York City magazine decided to investigate the city's prostitution industry to find out just who was making all the money. What she found out caused a firestorm of controversy--that many of the city's richest and most powerful families and corporations benefited directly and indirectly from the illegal sex business. Written by
The girls, the cops, the cheap hotels, the twilight world of ... Hustling
Did You Know?
Jill Clayburgh found out her agent at the time was actually pushing someone else for the role. She found another agent, got the role and received her first Emmy nomination. See more
When Fran's article is finally published, closeup of magazine cover does not contain a price, date or any other information always found on cover. See more
I just don't get it?
The whole logic of law enforcement. You don't arrest the pimps, you don't arrest the johns, you don't touch the owners of these fleabag hotels, but you're going to beat this monolith by busting Wanda and Dee Dee and forty other girls a night and tossing them in the bullpen. If you really wanted to stop illegal racetrack gambling would you put the racehorses in jail?
Whoever said anything about logic.