The Basketball Diaries - Part 6 Summary & Analysis

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Part 6 Summary

The entries in this section of the diary take place during the Spring of 1965.

On the Monday following the basketball game in which Jim and three of his teammates are asked to leave, Jim decides that rather than face the consequences of his actions, he will instead skip school. Jim calls the school and tells the principal's secretary that he is sick. Jim then goes out and eventually finds himself outside of a movies theater where he spots a nice looking hooker. The woman summons him over and suggests that they go into the movies. Once inside, the two go up to the balcony where they discover that they are alone. As they begin to make out, Jim realizes to his horror that the woman is actually a man. Jim runs from the theater and makes his way to the penny arcade where he hustles another kid...

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