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"JADED LADY" MUSIC VIDEO DIRECTED AND PRODUCED

BY 20-YEAR-OLD AUGUST BERNADICOU   

Excerpt from Bambi Lake’s “Golden Age of Hustlers”

In San Francisco long ago, I made my living hooking
On Polk Street, at the old Black Rose, my eyes were always looking
For some dumb man to pay my rent and some young man to love me
With so many Heaven sent, I thank the stars above me
Sticks and stones can break my bones, but names can never hurt me

The queens and the hustlers of the red light zone never did desert me
…

I saw the best bodies of my generation
Sold, bartered and destroyed by drugs and prostitution

Pretty queens on the corners and midnight cowboys in the doorway
...

Golden girls and boys all must like chimney sweepers come to dust

It’s hard to find someone you can trust amidst the rhinestones and the rust…

Prettiest boy I ever saw was San Jose Johnny the Libra

They don’t make them like that anymore, a baby-faced gentleman outlaw
…

Sticks and stones can break my bones but names can never hurt me
The queens and the hustlers of the red light zone never did desert me…

In the olden days, the Golden Age of Hustlers...