Andy Warhol’s My Hustler is a kind of underground chamber play whose characters jockey for erotic attention. The prize of this competition is studly Factory denizen Paul America, who plays a sex worker on the clock in Fire Island.
Yet a victor never emerges, and after a flurry of brilliantly improvised banter the film is left unresolved. 'Warhol's films don't have happy endings', the art historian Douglas Crimp averred. ‘They don’t have endings at all. They just end.'
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