Beautiful model Nancy Walker travels to Hollywood in hopes of furthering her career. Instead she can only find work at a seedy sex club where men reward her with money, clothes and jewelry in exchange for companionship and her "cooperation." She soon discovers that her sister Paula also works at the same club, run by sleazy "flesh merchant" Sogel and his violent partner Perrini. Sick and tired of their perverted clients, the two sisters turn against Sogel in a furious scene-stealing climax.An exploitation film of the period, The Flesh Merchant relies on scenes of scantily clad women and features an especially creative disrobing sequence by Joy Reynolds involving a sheet and a chair. Director W. Merle Connell is best known for the 1952 sci-fi girlyfilm Untamed Woman.