Midnight Cowboy was one of the best films of it's time. The scenes were on point with locations in New York City. It is a hustle and bustle world out there. Yes, that is exactly what the streets looked like back in the late 1960's. This movie showed the seedier side of life, including drug use.
Dustin Hoffman was on point with his character of Ratso and Jon Voight was the cowboy, wet behind the ears when it came to city life. The two characters were so opposite that they were drawn to one another..like the saying opposites attract but in a bond of friendship.
This lifestyle was part of a cultural era and even though times change, they remain the same, only the names and faces are different.