Fleshpot on 42nd Street

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Fleshpot on 42nd Street ★ 1971

Stark, realistic look at the streetwalking profession. Dusty leaves her blue collar boyfriend to move in with a transvestite and then she meets a dashing young Staten Island native (like the director). Their romance blooms until he is run over by a car, sending Dusty into a tailspin which lands her back on 42nd Street. Along the way, various rustic hookers and venerable old floozies liven up director Mulligan's version of New York. Less emphasis on the sleaze than the grittiness. 78m/C VHS . Diana Lewis, Lynn Flanagan, Bob Walters; D: Andy Milligan.