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Whores' Glory (2011)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 27 April 2012 (USA)
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An examination of the lives, needs, troubles and hopes of prostitutes in Thailand, Bangladesh and Mexico.

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Michael Glawogger

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Michael Glawogger (screenplay)
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Emma Emma ... Self (Bangkok)
Ning Ning ... Self (Bangkok)
Toh Toh ... Self (Bangkok)
Wat Wat ... Self (Bangkok)
Palm Palm ... Self (Bangkok)
Lolita Lolita ... Self (Faridpur) (as Mina)
Jhorna Jhorna ... Self (Faridpur)
Ruma Ruma ... Self (Faridpur)
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WHORES' GLORY is a cinematic triptych on prostitution: three countries, three languages, three religions. In Thailand, women wait for clients behind glass panes, staring at reflections of themselves. In Bangladesh, men go to a ghetto of love to satisfy their unfulfilled desires on indentured girls. And in Mexico, women pray to a female death to avoid facing their own reality. In worlds where the most intimate act has become a commodity, these women have physically and emotionally experienced everything that can happen between a man and a woman. For this they have always received money, but it has not made their lives rich in anything but stories. Written by The Match Factory

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Whores' Glory (2011) is the third and final part in Michael Glawogger's 'globalization trilogy', the other parts being Megacities (1998) and Workingman's Death (2005). See more »

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The Real World of Prostitution--Three Views
7 November 2013 | by atlasmbSee all my reviews

Whore's Glory is a documentary about prostitution. There is no voice over, no narration, no script. It merely records a visual documentation of the lives of prostitutes in three different venues (located in Thailand, Bangladesh and Mexico).

Of course the film was edited, but other than that, it provides an unfiltered view of prostitution. It focuses on the prostitutes themselves, enough so that the viewer sees the conditions they live in/under. They sometimes talk to the camera. We learn of their sorrows, their problems, and how they deal with the realities of prostitution.

In Thailand, the girls do not seem as victimized. Oddly, some of them spend much of their money on the "bar boys" who entertain women for money.

In Bangladesh, these women are truly victims of economic hardship. Women bring their daughters into the business. Society is so stratified that people's choices are limited. The caste system still controls much of life there.

Because the camera is just an observer, there is no glorification of the job. In all three locations, waiting is a large part of the job. Religion and superstitious mysticism play a part in the women's lives, just as for others in their societies.

One woman in Bangladesh who comes across as more sensitive, perhaps more intelligent explains the horrible reality she must confront every day, saying "Women are unhappy creatures." Philosophically, she wonders why it is that way and how it can change.


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Release Date:

27 April 2012 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$5,358, 29 April 2012

Gross USA:

$31,420

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$197,932
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