Hooked focuses on Jack, a homeless eighteen-year-old prostitute with a smart mouth and impulsive tendencies. He battles through a violent world of reckless “johns” between New York City and Miami, desperately seeking the means to a better life for him and his boyfriend Tom.
We meet Jack in New York, turning tricks on the evening before his eighteenth birthday. He spends most of his time in a world of often abusive, but affluent, eccentrics. His only ally is his boyfriend Tom. They live together in a shelter, but their safety there is compromised by the threat of Tom’s father finding them. Jack sees an opportunity to make a better life for himself and Tom by taking a trip to Miami with a “john” named Ken. At first, Ken appears more honest and caring than the usual john, even winning Jack’s trust…until Jack finds him on a Skype call with his never-mentioned wife.
His faith in humanity smashed yet-again, Jack steals Ken’s drugs and handgun. He eventually embarks on a drug- binge and encounters the slimiest characters Miami has to offer, falling deeper into the hole than he started. Will he ever find his way out?
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