The works Chicken Ranch and Fetishes were highlighted as a contrast.
While the two films covered different topics, the cinematography and general style is the same as in Rent Boys. However, Harvey considered several moments rather "memorable", citing for example a prostitute's description of a parent dying of a heroin prostitutess that went into detail about "feeling my soul float away" as a result. In this feature, several participants masturbate.
Self-identity and sexual orientation come up, with several of the men being " gay for pay ". While the outfits worn and states of dress vary from person to person, nudity briefly occurring, the film itself contains no sexual activity.
Personal life challenges such as substance abuse and periods of homelessness are talked about as well. Each hustler has a large card that describes the with which he got ased during the film-making.
The book asserted that the overall style of the film gets set up in such a way as to "reduce the men to parodies".