While his claim might sound hyperbolic—or like a canny bit of marketing—it rings true: He logged sex of miles and hundreds of hours to make the film, braving roach stops, crack highs, and homicidal pimps. Indeed, what Perlman captures in Lot Lizard is visceral and harrowing.
Life on the road, they say, is lonely. Being in this truck can actually make you crazy.
what really goes on at the trucker truck stops???
Jennifer, an ex-addict and single mother truck recently quit prostitution, struggles to maintain her sobriety. With time and money running out, she weighs the economics of earning minimum wage at a McJob versus hustling on the lot again.
Guess which pays more? I recently spoke with Alexander Perlman about life on the lots, dodging the police, and what he left on the cutting room floor. Mother Jones: