Holcomb cited the lack of data available on male commercial sex workers in the region as his reason for helping develop a survey to assess the needs of this population. Weeks turned into months, and months turned into years, and he soon found himself invested in far more than research for a film. Some interpreters consider that in one of the Pauline vice lists, 1 Corinthians 6: Otto Preminger Stars: Late Night Press.
Filmed on Fire Island, this two reel, 70 minute Warhol film covers the activities of the "Dial A Hustler" service, as an older man seeks a young hustler for a companion.
Professional escorts indoor sex workers often advertise on male escorting websites, usually either independently or through an escort agency. They may be at a higher risk for health problems and abuse. As in all forms of prostitution, male prostitutes and their clients can face risks and problems.
Around this time, prostitution was reported to have taken place in brothels, such as the Paresis Hall in the Bowery district of New York and in some gay bathhouses.