By Sebastian La Cause
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Ryan Crosby, aka Rod Driver, is a sex worker turned forty and still turning tricks. He realizes he wants change but quickly recognizes that he has a very limited skill set. The series explores his discovery of a hidden passion for the culinary arts as he examines his life. A smart, sexy, edgy drama with dark comedy, starring Sebastian La Cause, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Stephen Guarino, Brent Barrett and Gerald McCullouch.
|1||VideoHUSTLING WEB SERIES: SEASON TWO TEASER||A look into the second season of the award winning series, Hustling. 2013 WEBBY AWARD HONOREE, DRAMA and winner of BEST ENSEMBLE DRAMA and BEST ACTOR DRAMA (second consecutive year for show creator and director Sebastian La Cause) at the 4th Annual INDIE SOAP AWARDS. Like Hustling on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HustlingTheWebSeries Follow Hustling on Twitter: https://twitter.com/hustlingseries Check out our web site: http://www.hustling.tv Music provided by: http://www.sirpaul.com LEAVE US A COMMENT IF YOU LIKE THE VIDEO, CLICK LIKE AND SHARE IT!!||4/30/13||Free||View In iTunes|
|2||VideoHustling Series Kickstarter Video||Kickstarter pitch video to raise funds to produce season two of the award winning, break out web series, Hustling.||6/1/12||Free||View In iTunes|
|3||VideoHustling, ep 108: "the flow"||Season finale. Ryan (Sebastian La Cause) and Liv (Jessica Press), get better acquainted. Ryan opens up to her about his past. Rosa Juarez (Daphne Rubin-Vega) stops by for the rent and offers some sound advice. Music by SIRPAUL, www.SIRPAUL.com "Like" us on www.facbook.com/HustlingTheWebSeries||1/17/12||Free||View In iTunes|
|4||VideoHustling, Ep 107: "a hard bargain"||Ryan (Sebastian La Cause), works as an apprentice to an established personal chef (Gerald McCullouch) but gets a little more than he bargained for in the arrangement. Music by SIRPAUL. "Like" us on facebook at www.facbook.com/HustlingTheWebSeries and subscribe here, on Blip or Youtube!||1/11/12||Free||View In iTunes|
|5||VideoHustling, Ep 106: "Ibitha"||Ryan (Sebastian La Cause) parties with a wealthy client (Brent Barrett) and his wife (Shannon Lewis). Katya (Emily Shapiro), is there to make him breakfast; and Liv (Jessica Press) makes a confession. www.facebook.com/HustlingTheWebSeries||1/3/12||Free||View In iTunes|
|6||VideoHustling, Ep 105: "now or never"||Ryan (Sebastian La Cause) revisits the career counselor (Gary Cowling) and receives some good advice from his buddy Jay (Andrew Glaszek). Music by, SIRPAUL www.SIRPAUL.com www.facebook.com/HustlingTheWebSeries||12/14/11||Free||View In iTunes|
|7||VideoHustling, Ep 104, "dead kittens"||Ryan (Sebastian La Cause) is offered some help from director Franco La Rock (Brian Keane)to prepare for a scene; Ryan and Liv (Jessica Press) get better acquainted. Music provided by SIRPAUL. www.SIRPAUL.com www.facebook.com/HustlingTheWebSeries||12/6/11||Free||View In iTunes|
|8||VideoHustling, Ep 103, "new information"||Ryan (Sebastian La Cause) goes on location to shoot a scene with director Franco La Rock (Brian Keane), only to be confronted with a choice he must make upon his arrival. He's introduced to a sexy make-up artist, Liv (Jessica Press). Music provided by SIRPAUL. www.SIRPAUL.com www.facebook.com/HustlingTheWebSeries||11/29/11||Free||View In iTunes|
|9||VideoHustling, Ep 102: "deep end"||Ryan (Sebastian La Cause) hits a road block while doing an online job search. His friend Jay (Andrew Glaszek), tries to get him to lighten up. Luckily Don Dixon (Stephen Guarino), is there to throw him a bone. Music by Okai, www.RegimeChangeMusic.com www.facebook.com/HustlingTheWebSeries||11/23/11||Free||View In iTunes|
|10||VideoHustling, Pilot "let's see how you like it"||Pilot Episode. Ryan Crosby (Sebastian La Cause) visits a career counselor (Gary Cowling) but receives some hard advice when he's evasive about his job history. Music by SIRPAUL. www.SIRPAUL.com www.facebook.com/HustlingTheWebSeries||11/16/11||Free||View In iTunes|
|11||VideoHustling, An Original Web Series: season one trailer||A preview of what's in store for season one of Hustling, An Original Web Series.||11/9/11||Free||View In iTunes|
|12||VideoHustling, An Original Web Series: the teaser||A character introduction to Ryan Crosby. A regular guy with an interesting job, who's doing what he's gotta do to survive. Series created by, Sebastian La Cause. Teaser directed by, Andreas Anastasis. Music by, SIRPAUL. www.facebook.com/HustlingTheWebSeries www.SIRPAUL.com||10/22/11||Free||View In iTunes|
In addition to the mediocre filmmaking and story telling, viewers can see that instead of tenderly dealing with a difficult subject, the series tries to be gritty and tough. There is a failure to capture the real sexual yearlings and desires of those who call on the escort's services as there is a missed opportunity to show in well observed detail why the escort seeks to change his life or how he put up with doing such a job for about two decades.
Great cast, well written and directed. A treat.
This original web series is full of talented actors you will recognize from Broadway, indie films and TV. Each episode is well written and directed by its star and creator, Sebastian La Cause. The group works as a tightly knit ensemble of players who obviously like each other and love what they do. La Cause makes each episode a treat to watch. I look forward to it.