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American Courtesans -- American Courtesans takes you into the lives of American Sex Workers. These women candidly discuss with what brought them to the doors of the sex trade, what they found when they got there, and why they stayed.


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American Courtesans is a feature documentary that takes you into the lives of American sex workers. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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scary headless women are coming to kill you
 (From FlickFilosopher. 4 August 2013, 1:14 PM, PDT)

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Norma Jean Almodovar ... Herself
Stephen Ardain ... Himself
Karen M. Barnes ... Herself

Pearl Callahan ... Herself
Gary Callais ... Himself
Allan Campo ... Himself

Juliet Capulet ... Herself

Tamsen Crown ... Herself

Skylar Cruz ... Herself
Tiffany M. DeLaRaga ... Herself

Gina DePalma ... Herself (as Gina De Palma)

Kristen DiAngelo ... Herself

Emma DuPree ... Herself
Helen Ewing ... Hippie Chick (as Helen M. Ewing)
Jimmie Hildreth ... Himself

Hilary Holiday ... Herself
Michal Mainwaring ... Himself

Erin Marxx ... Herself
Sara Munoz Perry ... Street Prostitute
Pierre ... Himself
Bob Poirier ... Man with the light (as Bobby R. Poirier)

Jacob Polstra ... Hippie Dude
Gina Robinson ... Herself
Matt S. ... Himself
Eric Tyler ... Himself

Directed by
James Johnson 
Writing credits
Kristen DiAngelo (writer) &
James Johnson (writer)

Produced by
Kristen DiAngelo .... executive producer
Kristen DiAngelo .... producer
James Johnson .... producer
Original Music by
Jeff Tolbert 
Cinematography by
Laleh Soomekh 
Film Editing by
Bob Poirier  (as Bobby R. Poirier)
Makeup Department
Nisa Morales .... makeup artist
Bic Vu .... makeup artist
Sound Department
Eric I. Bucklin .... sound mixer (as Eric Bucklin)
Camera and Electrical Department
Harold Escotet .... camera operator
Roberto Ligresti .... still photographer
Alex Ojeda .... gaffer
Kahleem Poole .... camera operator
Will Santillo .... still photographer
Editorial Department
Nadeem Chawdry .... colorist (as Nadeem Chawdhry)
Colin Hawes .... on-line editor
Daniel Krudy .... on-line assistant editor
William B. Macomber .... finishing supervisor
Holly Sachi .... assistant editor
Other crew
Jacob Polstra .... production assistant
Louis Frederick .... special thanks
Matthew Friedman .... special thanks
Jim Hoffman .... special thanks
Phillip Hoffman .... special thanks
Christine Lynn O'Connor .... special thanks
Jean Pappalardo .... special thanks
Amelia Peterson .... special thanks
J. August Richards .... special thanks
Matt S. .... special thanks

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90 min
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Four children, three husbands, one parent, and one sibling, came forward to shed light what it was like to have a sex worker as a relative in the film American Courtesans.See more »


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Powerful and compelling, 23 July 2013
Author: hughblair from United States

. It is doubly interesting not only in the content, as it isn't a titillation, but because it was made by a sex worker. In her first attempt Kristen DiAngelo has made quite a special film. It is compelling and powerful as she interviews 10 other sex workers, and some of their families (husband, mother, son) in an emotional 86 minutes. I found it was impossible to look away from for a minute. This is a well made movie and has been shown at several film festivals including the ECU festival in Paris, The Women's International in Miami and has won awards in Phoenix (Bloody Hero for editing, Costa Rica editing) and others. As their PR notes: "Eleven American Sex Workers come together to relive their personal challenges and triumphs, in the feature documentary American COURTESANS. It is a frank unscripted account by these women and some of their family. It has been screened at many film festivals including the ECUin Paris and Women's International in Miami.

'American Courtesans' became available on-demand July 12 in over 100 million homes across the US and Canada -- including on some of the largest cable systems in the country - Comcast, Time Warner, Cox, Brighthouse and iTunes (in 6 different countries - the US, UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Ireland), just to name a few. It is also available on DVD and BluRay on, amazon, and ebay.

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