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A Handsome Hustler Plies The World’s Oldest Profession In Natural Born Hooker

“First you give it away, then you sell it, and finally you buy it all back,” is the slogan of the new play Natural Born Hooker. We assume they’re referring to sex, because that’s what we assume every conversation is about. And we’re usually right.

Hooker is playwright Konrad Product’s one-man sleaze-romp though New York and L.A.’s seedy underbellies. It chronicles the AIDS crisis of the 1990s and one hustler’s coming-of-age as he shimmies his way from one soul-selling experience to another while questioning his value as a man. Are we only as good as the price that we fetch? Aren’t we all hookers, one way or another?

This is some graduate-thesis-level shit right here.

Hooker—produced by Queerty contributor Tomas Mournian and directed by Ramon Del Barrio—is expected to get a limited run in Los Angeles some time in late spring/early summer 2012. In a postmodern touch it’s being funded on Kickstarter.

A play about the free market and living on tips funded through crowd-sourcing? Life imitates art!

It’s almost intriguing enough to make us stop ogling the chiseled pecs prominently displayed on the promo materials.