In July , Flynt first published Hustler as a step forward from the Hustler Newsletter, which was advertising for his businesses. The magazine struggled for the first year, partly because many distributors and wholesalers refused to handle it as its nude photos became increasingly graphic. It targeted working-class men and grew from a shaky start to a peak circulation of around three million. The publication of nude paparazzi pictures of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in August was a major coup. LFP published several other magazines and also controlled distribution.
It's a shame the anonymous filmmakers didn't measure up to their acting talent. We're in the "lower depths" here, limning the travails of Carey playing Gail, just off the bus, trying to scrape together an existence in L. Sitting on a bench, she's picked up by a guy Norman Fields, a porn pioneer who merely offers her some food. Back at his pad she's outraged when he starts grabbing her while she's still eating her sandwich, and she slaps him down. But since this is a porn film, they're soon in the sack. The IMDb mini-synopsis is off-base, as usual, in painting Fields' character named Angie as the bad guy. He takes her to a party where a guy usually entertains rich people, and she meets a familiar porn thesp playing Howard Jim Frost.