Flesh is a 1968 drama written and directed by Paul Morrisey. In the film, Joe (Joe Dallesandro) is living in New York City with his bisexual wife, Geri (Geraldine Smith), her girlfriend, Patti (Patti D'Arbanville), and his one-year-old son. When Patti needs money for an abortion, Geri demands Joe hit the streets selling his amazing body to make the money the woman needs. Joe is an unhappy, simple man who does what he is told without asking many questions. As Joe works the streets, he develops relationships with other hustlers, passes on his experiences to new hustlers to help them learn the trade and maintains a steady flow of customers including an artist (Maurice Bradell), a gymnast (Louis Waldon) and a regular customer (John Christian). Although he considers himself straight, he does not turn away men customers. Will Joe continue to hustle to appease his bisexual wife, or will he grow tired of the trade and retire?