We’ve been catching up on a few of our favorite web series this winter and our jaws dropped when we saw the poster for the new season of Hustling. Creator and star Sebastian La Cause (Orange Is the New Black, Keep the Lights On) has just released the first four episodes of the third and final season. Hustling is more than just a story about escorts (thought we definitely appreciate the eye candy), it’s a human story about the hustle of life we’re all engaged in. The series is a fine example of extraordinary actors (including Daphne Rubin-Vega, Jai Rodriguez, Wilson Cruz, Jessica Press, Gerald McCullouch, Mara Davi, Andrew Glaszek and Stephen Guarino) putting together a gutsy ensemble piece that’s evocative while shining light on the human condition. Husting is back after a successful kickstarter campaign, seven Indie Soap Award nominations (two wins!), and a distinguished 2013 Webby Honorary Award.
The series focuses on Ryan Crosby (La Cause), a male escort/adult film star who turns 40 and realizes his life hasn’t gone the way he anticipated. In his struggle for identity Crosby discovers a passion for cooking. McCullouch portrays a handsome chef who teaches Crosby the ins and outs of fine cuisine, which aid him in transforming his life. There are bumps along the road including Rubin-Vega, who plays Crosby’s tough landlady, sex romps, awkward situations and flickering reminders of the world he’s trying to leave behind.
Check out the teaser for Season Three here.
Photography courtesy of Sebastian La Cause
Sebastian La Cause
Facundo Rodriguez, La Cause, Andrew Glaszek