Culture on the Cheap
From The New York Shitty Photo Pool, Part II: Law & Order In Hunts Point
Chris Arnade, who took the above photograph, opines:
In a very empty part of Hunts Point, at 2am, they were filming a Law & Order episode. It was about prostitutes, pimps, and the feds in Hunts Point. It was all costing tons.
The pimps drove large caddies and wore outlandish suits. The prostitutes were SoHo models slumming it, in glam sleazy outfits.
In Hunts Point the pimps don’t have cars and the prostitutes rarely have homes to store fancy outfits. The money goes to feeding an addiction, not a lifestyle.
The Feds hardly come to Hunts Point.
To see what they really look like check out this series here: Faces of Addiction
Update #1: Here’s the casting call for this endeavor (per a tipster_:
NON-UNION TO PORTRAY “JOHNS” W/ CAR **AVAIL FRI NOV 9TH** / Non-Union / “”DREAMS DEFERRED”” / Background / Male / All Ethnicities / 30-55
NON-UNION TO PORTRAY “JOHNS” W/ CAR **AVAIL THURS NOV 8TH**. PLEASE NOTE THE MAKE/MODEL/YEAR OF YOUR CAR (NO SUVS, NO RED/WHITE). ALSO, PLEASE NOTE THE LAST TIME YOU WORKED ON SVU!!! THANKS!
Shoot Date: 11/9/2012
Update, #2: Here’s Chris Arnade’s follow-up:
…Funny side note. Some of the real prostitutes were talking today of overcharging guys who worked the shoot who wanted sex after.
So there have you.