101 Rent Boys

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101 Rent Boys
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Film Poster
Directed by Fenton Bailey
Randy Barbato
Produced by Fenton Bailey
Randy Barbato
Cinematography Sandra Chandler
Edited by William Grayburn
Distributed by Strand Releasing
Release date(s) June 7, 2000 (2000-06-07) (San Francisco International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival)
Running time 78 minutes
Country USA
Language English

101 Rent Boys is a 2000 documentary film that explores the West Hollywood hustler scene. The producers recruited 101 hustlers from on and around Santa Monica Boulevard and paid each of them $50 for their time. The boys, who were from diverse ethnic, racial, regional and economic backgrounds, were interviewed in motel rooms on such topics as how they entered into prostitution, their sexual orientation, drugs and their first johns. The film focuses on a few of the boys more extensively while much smaller clips of other subjects are used. Each rent boy was assigned a number but not each one is so identified in the film. While some of the subjects are interviewed in various states of undress and the talk sometimes becomes sexually explicit, the film itself contains no sexual activity.

The DVD release, however, has a feature where each of the interview subjects were left alone with the camera for five minutes to do whatever they choose. In this feature, several participants masturbate.

A companion book, also called 101 Rent Boys, was released, featuring photos and excerpts from the interviews.

DVD release[edit]

101 Rent Boys was released on Region 1 DVD on February 1, 2001.

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