Inspired by the explosive sex-for-sale scandal that rocked Manhattan in 1984, the infamous Sydney Biddle Barrows, a driven young socialite, opens an exclusive escort service catering to the... See full summary »

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Sydney Biddle Barrows
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Matt Whittington
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Virginia
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Frank Gullet
Debra Rogers ...
Tammy
Leslie Hardy ...
Hilary
Victoria Loving ...
Pamela
Robert Silver ...
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Risa Dickstein
Georgia Allen ...
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Jane Berman ...
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Paula
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Fenton
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Inspired by the explosive sex-for-sale scandal that rocked Manhattan in 1984, the infamous Sydney Biddle Barrows, a driven young socialite, opens an exclusive escort service catering to the wealthy and affluent. From Sydney's rise to become a million-dollar, modern-day madam to her notorious plummet into bankruptcy and public disgrace, experience a private glimpse into the forbidden world of high-class prostitution-where money talks...pleasure sells...and discretion is everything. Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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Sex Sells! For real-life Manhattanite Sydney Biddle Barrows, it sold very, very well... See more »

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15 November 1987 (USA)  »

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Az én virágárúsnőm  »

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The story is set in New York City, but the film was actually shot in Atlanta. In one street scene, a very distinctive MARTA bus passes in the background. MARTA is the mass transit authority of Atlanta. See more »

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A rather entertaining field about a rather delightful Lady!
30 December 2002 | by (Orange County, California) – See all my reviews

Although I have read the book about the "Mayflower Madam," I can honestly say this made-for-television movie is not a faithful adaptation of that non-fiction literary work. However, it was both entertaining and provocative. I highly sympathize with Miss Barrows. Though I wouldn't say that this film advocates the legalization of the "escort" profession, it did make feel why does our Society have to demonize it so much. It is, after all, a profession to cater and to be catered by mature adults.

Par excellence performance by Candice Bergen.


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