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Movie Review; Upbeat 'Hustler' Walks on L.A.'s Wild Side
[Home Edition]
Los Angeles Times (pre-1997 Fulltext) - Los Angeles, Calif.
Author: Thomas, Kevin
Date: Sep 20, 1996
Start Page: 17
Section: Calendar; PART-F; Entertainment Desk
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[Bruce] LaBruce spins the slightest of romantic comedies as he casts himself as a pretentious, bitchy German writer Jurgen Anger, who's come to Hollywood to research the gay scene. He spots a spectacularly well-built hustler, Montgomery Ward (model-actor Tony Ward), while cruising Santa Monica Boulevard. It's lust at first sight, and Jurgen's pursuit of Monti becomes a pretext for LaBruce and his co-writer-director Rick Castro, noted photographer and video maker, to follow Monti through some of Los Angeles' kinkier scenes, featuring fearless performance artist Ron Athey, other local counterculture celebrities and several actual porn stars.

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