Did you ever read the 1965 novel "Midnight Cowboy"?
Ratso and Joe are two all-time favorites, more than a little like me and
Zod, now that I think of it.
Uh ... Joe was a male prostitute serving a male clientele.
In fringe, I believe..
Great black hat, also.
1.) "He looked up at me and said, 'What have we done? What will they think of us?' After all, we had made a film about a dishwasher who lives in New York and f*cks a lot of women."
2.) What made the chemistry between Hoffman and Voight work so well is they were constantly competing with one another. Hoffman became a movie star before Voight did, and that brought some jealousy to the set. "We were like Marvin Hagler and Sugar Ray Leonard, two fighters going at it," Hoffman told the Los Angeles Times.
3) The scene in which Joe and Ratso attempt to walk across the street and almost get hit by a cab was filmed guerilla-style, with a camera in a van across the street [...] They figured out how to properly time the walk but then almost got run over by a cab. "I guess the brain works so quickly, it said, in a split of a second, 'Don't go out of character,'" Hoffman said. "So I said, 'I'm walking here...'
4) In 1994, the director found himself at a dinner party with a studio executive. "I said, 'If I brought you a story about this dishwasher from Texas who goes to New York dressed as a cowboy to fulfill his fantasy of living off rich women, doesn't, is desperate, meets a crippled consumptive who later pisses his pants and dies on a bus, would you--' and he said, 'I'd show you the door..."