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Working Girls (1986)

Unrated | | Drama | 20 March 1987 (USA)
A day in the life of several prostitutes in an upscale Manhattan whore house. The film is a stark portrayal of the women prostitutes, the male customers and the motivations of both. Watch ... See full summary »

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A day in the life of several prostitutes in an upscale Manhattan whore house. The film is a stark portrayal of the women prostitutes, the male customers and the motivations of both. Watch as the madam manipulates her "girls". Watch as she answers the phone by saying "Hello John, what's new and different?" Watch as the "johns" try to manipulate the "girls". Part nudie exploitation, part sociological thesis. Written by Mark Logan <marklo@west.sun.com>

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Sex. Money. Kinky Customers. Lunch. For These Girls, It's All In A Day's Work.

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$1,777,378 (USA)
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The MPAA objected strongly to the scene where Molly is trying to insert her diaphragm but the scene was kept in. See more »

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Lucy: What's new and different?
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"Funded in part by grants from: New York State Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, and the Jerome Foundation." See more »

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References The Flintstones (1960) See more »

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Realistic and insightful
19 May 1999 | by (Missouri) – See all my reviews

What we see is a day in the life of a brothel working girl. This is no cartoonish whorehouse with supermodels in garter belts sucking poutily on their fingers while lounging suggestively on chaise lounges in a gaudy parlor. These are real-looking women at the workplace.

Nothing unusual happens today. Someone calls in sick, someone has to pick up an extra shift, someone new starts work, lunch is ordered, jokes are shared, co-workers talk about how much they hate their boss, just a normal day, just a normal job.

Only it's not a normal job. This is such an honest film, it blew me away. Prostitution isn't glamorized, nor is its depiction harsh enough to scare you straight. Good script, well worth seeing.

The drawback? Obvious amateurs in most of the roles. Sometimes the acting is wooden -- but it can be forgiven because everything else is anything but.


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