A brief documentary titled "Crime Tales 1982" is making its rounds on the Internet, providing an insider's perspective about the experiences, hardships and day-to-day lives of male street hustlers in New York in the 1980s.
Shot in Union Square, "Crime Tales 1982" initially aired as a public access TV short documentary. Filmmakers reportedly later showcased the piece at the Jon Leon Gallery and the Museum of Modern Art in 1983. Created by Robert Burden and Dictelio Cepeda, the piece originally aired with the accompanying tagline: "Hard facts and hard humor about a hard way of life."
If "Crime Tales 1982" intrigues you, check out the Kickstarter and trailer for "Pier Kids," an in-the-works project that attempts to document and provide visibility to the community of queer youth of color that occupy the space surrounding Christopher Street in New York's Greenwich Village.