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Cam Girlz Movie

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a documentary film that enters the world of internet sex workers who find economic freedom, empowerment, intimacy
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The Review: American Courtesans (2013)

The Review:  American Courtesans (2013) | Sex Work | Scoop.it

AMERICAN COURTESANS is a documentary collecting interviews with a number of women who work or have worked in the sex trade industry, where they discuss their lives and careers from their childhoods to their current lives as escorts, producers, and activists.  I felt it was a great film, and it did a good job of showing the true face of the industry, good and bad.


The main interviewer is Kristen DiAngelo, who is also interviewed by one of the stars, sharing her own story while supporting others as they tell theirs.  I think this works well because it is honest about the context of the film maker, saying openly that this is her story, just like the other stories, take it as it is.


In the film, the stories of the women are sorted by stages rather than chronologically: childhoods compared, initiations into the industry compared, and so on.  While the ages of the courtesans means the stories happened at different times, the technique works to show how similar and yet different each one is.  Some had abusive parents, others had supportive parents; some had truly horrific introductions to the industry, some had positive experiences.  By the end you see how different they were, as well as how similar the challenges they faced have been.

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Eden Was a Scary Movie About Sex-Trafficking Based on a True Story—Or Was It?

Eden Was a Scary Movie About Sex-Trafficking Based on a True Story—Or Was It? | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Eden Was a Scary Movie About Sex-Trafficking Based on a True Story—Or Was It? - What does art that claims to be "based on a true story" owe its audience? When the "true" part gets called into question, and the art-makers go silent, what are we supposed to think? - Feature stories on Seattle News, Politics, Arts and Culture. The Stranger covers Seattle and National News with a voice you can't find anywhere else.
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The Real Stories of Disabled Men Who Pay for Sex #sexwork

The Real Stories of Disabled Men Who Pay for Sex #sexwork | Sex Work | Scoop.it
How they do it, why they do it, and what else they want from it.


The Sessions--the 2012 film about a polio patient who hires a “sex surrogate” to help him lose his virginitywon praise for humanizing a sex worker and her severely disabled client. But a new paper by Kirsty Liddiard, a sociologist at the UK’s University of Sheffield, provides a much more revealing window into the experiences of disabled men who pay for sex.

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Educational ~ and emotional.

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In New Film, Transgender Sex Workers Battle Stigma, Poverty

In New Film, Transgender Sex Workers Battle Stigma, Poverty | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Ms. Pao, born biologically male, started dressing like a girl since age 7, she recounts. Shunned by her family, Ms. Pao moved to Phnom Penh and became a sex worker.


“It’s…a hard story to hear,” Mr. Hem said.


The film, a year in the making, was written, directed and produced by Mr. Hem, with the help of three volunteers. It centers on the intimacy between the two women in the face of societal rejection.


“I don’t think that the people or the government care about [transgender people] because they get exploited a lot and they don’t have equal rights, so I need to raise this issue,” the 29-year-old filmmaker said. “Through my research—I interviewed 50 ladyboys—they have very similar stories: They have no job opportunities, no education, sometimes [not] even health service…. Year by year it a little bit gets better, but I still see these kind of issues [are] still a big problem.”

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Interview: Kristin DiAngelo speaks out for working girls in 'American Courtesans'

Interview: Kristin DiAngelo speaks out for working girls in 'American Courtesans' | Sex Work | Scoop.it
'We’re just human, we’re just like everyone else.'
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The San Francisco Transgender Film Festival (SFTFF) seeks entries for 2014 Festival

The San Francisco Transgender Film Festival (SFTFF) seeks entries for 2014 Festival | Sex Work | Scoop.it
CALL FOR ENTRIES San Francisco Transgender Film Festival SUBMISSION DEADLINE: SEPTEMBER 1, 2014 November 7-9, 2014 San Francisco, USA www.SFTFF.org The San Francisco Transgender Film Festival (SFTFF) seeks entries for our 2014 Festival (November 7-9, 2014). SFTFF accepts narrative, documentary, experimental, animated films and music videos. All work should be created by transgender/genderqueer people. We …
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29th Annual Milwaukee LGBT Film & Video Festival Announced

29th Annual Milwaukee LGBT Film & Video Festival Announced | Sex Work | Scoop.it
The Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival - one of the region's longest-running film events and a cornerstone gathering for the LGBT + communities - returns this October 16-26.
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11 Powerful Documentaries That Will Change the Way You Think About Sex Work

11 Powerful Documentaries That Will Change the Way You Think About Sex Work | Sex Work | Scoop.it
There's more than one side to any story.
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John Turturro: 'There are positive things about what sex workers do'

John Turturro: 'There are positive things about what sex workers do' | Sex Work | Scoop.it
The actor's latest film, Fading Gigolo, tells the story of a man who loses his job and turns to prostitution. He explains to sex writer Karley Sciortino why he chose to explore the 'real exchange' of sex work
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Normal is a 48 minute creative documentary that brings the real life stories of male, female and transgender migrants working in the sex industry to the screen. Drawing on original interviews with people working in the sex industry in Albania, Italy and the UK, documentary director and anthropologist Nicola Mai reveals their unheard voices.

In Tirana we meet Besnik, an Albanian young man who uses violence to stop his women getting under his skin. In Rome, Catalin is a Romanian minor selling sex to other men as it’s the best job he’s ever had. Having used violence in the past, Adrian, a Romanian young man, now respects his working girl to keep himself safe and out of jail. In London there’s Candy, a Romanian young woman who loves her trafficker to the point of getting convicted for controlling. Alina, a Moldovan woman, decides to work independently in the UK sex industry after having been trafficked. We also meet Cynthia, a transgender woman selling sex to feed her estranged family while waiting to fix her papers.


These voices often go against the grain of popular expectations that most migrant sex workers are exploited and forced to sell sex against their will. Confronting these attitudes, Normal uncovers a layered, human story of migration and sex work. What we hear are unexpected, disturbing, sometimes moving and often contradictory life stories. The viewer is continually challenged by the truth of their words, their dreams and the lives that they lead. All the characters are portrayed by actors, guaranteeing the anonymity and safety of the original interviewees

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Outlaw Poverty, Not Prostitutes by Carol Leigh

This documentary of the 1989 World Whores' Summit in San Francisco features prostitutes and activists from around the globe discussing human rights as they effect…

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American Courtesans Review

American Courtesans Review | Sex Work | Scoop.it

American Courtesans tackles the sex industry from the workers' perspective, offering a diverse range of experiences. The documentary was filmed in New Orleans, New York, New Jersey, Washington D.C., and a number of undisclosed locations.

 

Kristen DiAngelo interviewed ten fellow sex workers for the film. Emma Dupree, Erin Marxxx, Gina Robinson, Gina DePalma, Hilary Holiday, Juliet Capulet, Pearl Callahan, Tamsen Crown, Norma Jean Almdovar, and Skylar Cruz shared their stories.

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The film can also be found at Amazon, including Amazon Instant Video (digital viewing): http://www.amazon.com/s/?_encoding=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&field-keywords=American%20Courtesans&linkCode=ur2&tag=sexkitten-20&url=search-alias%3Daps

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Remedy (2014)

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“So you went domme on a dare,” a co-worker remarks to the eponymous protagonist of Remedy. It’s one of the movie’s more memorable lines. It’s also the reason I watched this flick in the first place: a dare.
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A review of Remedy, a sex work movie that's "eerily real".

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Call Girl – review

Call Girl – review | Sex Work | Scoop.it

It is an interesting if generic thrillerisation of a real-life prostitution scandal in Sweden in the 1970s involving government highups. The film goes further than what appears to have been reported at the time, specifically showing underage girls from a juvenile detention centre getting invited to "parties" and coerced into sex with senior politicians –

 

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Movie Review: 'Concussion' combines a sense of style with sex

Movie Review: 'Concussion' combines a sense of style with sex | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Stacie Passon becomes Eleanor, a high-priced prostitute entertaining female clients in the work-in-progress apartment.

 

Like Catherine Deneuve's character in "Belle de Jour," Abby isn't in it for the money. Her work as Eleanor frees something in her and connects her with a power she didn't know she had. Writer-director Passon uses a series of tastefully explicit encounters with clients — some less telling than others — to examine aspects of her protagonist's personality: maternal, adventurous, take-charge.

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Salvation Army project raising funds for ‘undercover’ documentary on sex workers

Salvation Army project raising funds for ‘undercover’ documentary on sex workers | Sex Work | Scoop.it

A new documentary project raising funds online has drawn criticism from sex workers and sex work advocates for allegedly filming women employed in those trades without their consent.

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American Courtesans: Our Unsung Healers

American Courtesans: Our Unsung Healers | Sex Work | Scoop.it

As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, central to my work is my mission to provide education and awareness of the value of sex work and the need for equal rights and protection for our sex workers to my professional and surrounding communities. Although there is a great need for educational material relevant to practitioners in my field, resources are rare, so I am eager to introduce a new film, American Courtesans, an invaluable resource for therapists, clients, sex workers, as well as the general public.

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Documentary 'Aroused' explores what makes women turn to porn careers - Fox News

Documentary 'Aroused' explores what makes women turn to porn careers - Fox News | Sex Work | Scoop.it
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Documentary 'Aroused' explores what makes women turn to porn careers
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Anderson was inspired to explore these women's stories after casting a porn star in a photo shoot for a magazine.

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Film explores fate of sex work

Film explores fate of sex work | Sex Work | Scoop.it
Is prostitution the oldest profession or the oldest oppression?

That’s the question Kent Nason and Teresa MacInnes explore in their feature documentary, Buying Sex, premiering tonight at the prestigious Hot Docs Film Festival in Toronto.
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Burlesque Legend Satan’s Angel On Film

Burlesque Legend Satan’s Angel On Film | Sex Work | Scoop.it

Burlesque performer and LGBT activist's biopic,  Satan’s Angel: Queen of the Fire Tassels, will be released on DVD on March 5, 2013.

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Elmer Gantry: A Reason To Get Up In The Morning

Elmer Gantry: A Reason To Get Up In The Morning | Sex Work | Scoop.it

What may have begun as the vengeful opportunistic act of a lover scorned (deflowered and left to prostitution) is quickly shown to be more complicated, exposing more than unfinished business but unrequited feelings between the two.


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Lest you forget, Shirley Jones won an Oscar for her role of prostitute Lulu Bains in this film.

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Life, And Something Like Love, In An Iron Lung : NPR

Life, And Something Like Love, In An Iron Lung : NPR | Sex Work | Scoop.it
The Sessions is based on the story of Mark O'Brien, a disabled man who used a sex surrogate to achieve intimacy for the first time. Director Ben Lewin's own experience with a disabling disease informs a sensitive look at the issues at hand.
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Not-so private dicks

Not-so private dicks | Sex Work | Scoop.it

HBO’s sex doc, Private Dicks – Men Exposed, employs some smart filmmaking strategies...

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