Sunday, June 17, 2007

25 Cent Preview

25 Cent Preview is a drama filmed in the "cinéma vérité" style of a documentary, following a street hustler through a couple of days of his life. He turns tricks, getting into cars with strangers and also seeing regular repeat customers, smokes crystal meth, and has various other adventures. I had hoped that this film would give me a window into the experiences of various friends of mine who have worked in the sex trade and/or have used speed, but I found it unsatisfying in that regard. There were some interesting passages in the film, but not enough for me to recommend it as a whole.

25 Cent Preview, dir. Cyrus Amini, 2007 USA, 91 min.

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