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American Courtesans -- A MODERN DAY DOCUMENTARY ABOUT  THE LIVES OF AMERICAN SEX WORKERS FROM INSIDE THE INDUSTRY.

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American Courtesans - A Different type of American Story See more »
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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) »

Cast

 

Norma Jean Almodovar ... Herself

Pearl Callahan ... Herself

Juliet Capulet ... Herself

Tamsen Crown ... Herself

Skylar Cruz ... Herself

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

Kristen DiAngelo ... Herself

Emma DuPree ... Herself
Helen Ewing ... Hippie Chick

Hilary Holiday ... Herself

Erin Marxx ... Herself
Sara Munoz Perry ... Street Prostitute
Bob Poirier ... Man with the light

Jacob Polstra ... Hippie Dude
Gina Robinson ... Herself

Directed by
James Johnson (attached)
 
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 
 
Makeup Department
Bic Vu .... makeup artist
 
Sound Department
Eric I. Bucklin .... sound editor
Eric I. Bucklin .... sound mixer
Eric I. Bucklin .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Harold Escotet .... camera operator
Alex Ojeda .... gaffer
Kahleem Poole .... camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Leore Berris .... post coordinator
Tiffany Dixon .... on-line assistant editor
Colin Hawes .... on-line editor
 

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What was being filmed, who was being filmed and where it was being filmed was on a need to know basis in order to protect the women and their clients. Each day was a total surprise. From the deserts in Las Vegas, to truck stops in California, to the high rises in Manhattan, and the French Quarter in New Orleans the crew woke up each day and was shocked and awed over and over again.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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