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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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Unflinching and Honest Film Reveals the Good, the Bad and the Ugly Truth About How Prohibition Puts Women in the Sex Industry at Risk See more (10 total) »



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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American Courtesans was filmed in six different states and with sex workers who came from all across the US. Through an underground of escorts and their clients, these women were able to connect and form a unit.See more »


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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Unflinching and Honest Film Reveals the Good, the Bad and the Ugly Truth About How Prohibition Puts Women in the Sex Industry at Risk, 14 October 2013
Author: Veronica Monet from Northern California

My copy of American Courtesans only just arrived and already I have watched it three times! Kristen DiAngelo's first film alternates between the disturbingly honest details surrounding the brutal abuse of prostitutes and the disarmingly charming banter between sister sex workers. I was moved to tears and cheers at turns and always I was aware that these women's lives are courageously explored to a depth and a degree that no reporter could possibly accomplish. No, only a fellow sex worker could gain access to this level of disclosure and candor. I often felt like Kristen had invited me into her living room for an intimate sharing between women who trust each other implicitly. There is no attempt to sway the viewer or manipulate sentiments. Instead, the film delivers exactly what it promises, an honest and comprehensive look at the lives and loves of the very real people who happen to work in the sex industry. Bravo Kristen! You have succeeded in making a crucial, timely and important contribution to both the sex worker rights movement and the ongoing political discourse surrounding women's self- determination.

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