This stereotyped male hustler is often an under-aged or teen-age "street kid" or "runaway" forced to leave home because of his sexual orientation or because of sexual abuse. The plotline frequently focuses on the crisis of leaving the trade or the street ("one last trick"), or on making enough money for an important use (a medical treatment, a gift).
The climax often has one of two possible outcomes: the hustler either abandons the trade and re-integrates society, or he meets a tragic end.
See Ship Mates for when the fandom does this in Fan Fic.
Compare Sexual Karma, Lonely Together and Beta Couple.
In Jones's original manuscript, Private Angelo Maggio acknowledges acting as trade, allowing gay men to perform oral sex on him for money to supplement his Army pay.
After falling in love with Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn), Varjak cuts off the relationship.
The most common stereotype of the hustler is as a sexy but tragic figure.
This stereotype reveals both a fascination with the hustler as a sexual object and sadness or disdain with his situation and life style.
This tragic image of the hustler can be contrasted with the stereotype of the female hooker with a heart of gold: instead of being portrayed as someone in control and contented, the hustler is lost, homeless, broke or exploited.
In movies and books that take the point of view of the client or of a boy/girl friend who loves the hustler, the hustler is often depicted as an impossible love object who will only bring hurt or frustration.