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Portrait of an Escort (1980)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama  -  8 October 1980 (USA)
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Jordan West is a divorcée who moonlights at a professional dating service to make ends meet. But her secret job causes gossip among her neighbors and trouble at the real estate office where... See full summary »

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Susan Anspach ...
Jordan West
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Beau Simpson
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Sheilah Croft
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Dr. Ken Paige
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Mrs. Kennedy
Mary Frann ...
Sandy
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Emily Amend
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Ted Quinn
Debbie Lytton ...
Jessica West
Douglas Dirkson ...
Loren
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Mandy
Richard Crystal ...
Vice Detective
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Lieutenant
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Professor Lewis
Kathie Spencer-Neff ...
Waitress
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Jordan West is a divorcée who moonlights at a professional dating service to make ends meet. But her secret job causes gossip among her neighbors and trouble at the real estate office where she works in the daytime, while her teenage daughter is the only one who remains oblivious to her mother's night job. When Jordan tries to quit her escort profession, she find herself harassed by her boss/madam Mrs. Kennedy and then stalked by an unknown former client. Written by Anonymous

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Look for Tony Bill in this early role...
6 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

also Cyd Charisse and Edie Adams; the title is not exactly spell-binding, but some aspects of L.A. are realistically portrayed.

Since this was 1980, it was still relatively new to address the escort business(until we saw Candice Bergen, as the "Mayflower Madam").

Susan Anspach is believable, as a single mother trying to live on her own, trying to get work as an actor, finding many men with aspirations, but no financial security (as played by Tony Bill). While the premise is not original, the story of finding work as an actor in Los Angeles; the players are sympathetic, and some scenes of L.A. in the early 80's are interesting- It must have been nice to see Hollywood Boulevard while it was well-maintained, and cleaner.

Other films along the same story line would be "Death Ride to Osaka" with a very young Jennifer Jason Leigh as a nubile actress, also getting in a difficult situation. Recommended for anyone interested in the business. 7/10


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