Thomas Jane Was a Hung Hustler Himself

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This is from Liz Smith's column:

"Talk about publicity for a product!

"The hunky actor Thomas Jane, currently starring in HBO's Hung, in which he plays a male escort, just admitted that as a homeless 18-year-old in Hollywood, looking for work, he ... escorted. And sometimes with -- men.

"This is not shocking to me. It's life. And prostitution is less of a big deal for men -- generally, they don't have to deal with pimps. Mr. Jane -- who movie fans know from The Dreamcaster, The Punisher, and The Mist -- has, however, unleashed a squirmy can of worms.

"We can be assured that the past lives of many another male matinee idol will now be investigated. Trading sexual favors for a role, or, as Mr. Jane put it, a sandwich, is as time-honored a tradition as putting one's hands and feet and signature in cement.

"I'd love to tell you of the two beautiful actresses (one an Oscar-winner) who had to submit to a famous mogul in order to capture career-making roles. Nothing is new under the sun. Or under a movie mogul.

"Mr. Thomas Jane -- you've got guts. And Hung is very funny."


OK, let the guessing begin. Which Oscar winner gave it up to get the part?

Or maybe this will be easier:

Which one didn't?


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9 comments
flexfuzz
flexfuzz

Gay for pay. Nothing surprises me.

MD
MD

It's funny, the story didn't exactly catch fire like people thought it would.  But Liz is right, an actor turning tricks is hardly shocking.

Musto
Musto

Thanks to Southern Dave for tipping me off to this.

Lost Weekend
Lost Weekend

Is Rupert Everett the only movie star who isn't embarrassed or ashamed to admit that he hustled during his early years?

The way Liz writes "he.... escorted. And sometimes --with men."  OMG, stop the presses!  Get out the smelling salts!  

Harper
Harper

I wonder how Patricia Arquette felt about his hustling past. She always seemed pretty open minded herself.

Bwayrhythm
Bwayrhythm

Interesting segue from hustling to the casting couch. Are they basically the same thing?

Gregorama
Gregorama

Yes, don't you just love the---GASP---"...sometimes with men!"----comment?  His exact quote (to the Los Angeles Times) was, " I wasn't averse to going down to Santa Monica Boulevard and letting a guy buy me a sandwich. Know what I mean?"  He mentioned NOTHING about "sometimes" escorting any women.  I mean, how many women, do you suppose, go cruising Santa Monica Boulevard looking for love?  It's as if poor, clueless Liz is trying to make everything alright by saying that his cocksucking was only "sometimes".  Outside of the Hollywood imagination, do "straight hustlers" really exist?

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