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.
The girls, the cops, the cheap hotels, the twilight world of ... Hustling
Did You Know?
According to Gail Sheehy, Jill Clayburgh walked 42nd Street for days, practicing her skills, and even arranged to go on a van with working girls to understand their world better. 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
[after a prostitution task force press conference
I haven't heard so many numbers in all my life.
Come on, Morrison.
[leads her out of the press room
Oh, it makes them feel secure. You know, when you're a patrolman pounding a beat, you carry a gun. When you're a deputy inspector, you carry statistics.