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    Movies about prostitutes

    Sorry in advance if a thread exists on this topic, but couldn't find it with a quick search.

    I am interested in knowing about movies in which prostitution is a central theme. There are of course many well known ones. What are your favourites? The most interesting ones? Ones you have seen recently that you can describe and recommend? Any less well known ones that you can bring to our attention?

    The most recent one I have seen is Bunuel's "Belle de Jour", starring Catherine Deneuve and based on the classic 1928 novel by Joseph Kessel. I recently read the novel and watched the movie. Both are major works, and I recommend both. The movie follows the novel quite closely, with a few surrealistic flourishes thrown in by Bunuel.

    Severine is the beautiful young wife of a handsome, successful young doctor. They love each other and are very affluent. But they have no sex life. Severine is essentially frigid, but has fantasies involving being roughly treated by lower class working men. Hearing that one of her less affluent married friends has started working in a brothel, she becomes obsessed with the idea, and indeed starts doing it herself, even though she doesn't need the money. One of her customers is a cheap hoodlum. They fall passionately in love, with disastrous consequences...

    The story, accrding to Kessel, was intended to explore the disconnect between love and sexual passion....that one doesn't necessarily imply the other...

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    The Girlfriend Experience (2009) with ex-pornstar Sasha Grey.
    Somewhat interesting, but not much goes on in the movie.

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    The movie Whore (1991) was good from memory

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhtR2sPYANg

    you can watch it on youtube

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    The Classic, Never On a Sunday, a Greek film staring Melina Mercouri and Jules Dassin. Here it is in English Subtitle: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQrb5S7BXYU
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    This 2011 movie is about an escort (garota de programa in Brazilian/Portuguese) that was famous in the augthies. Her rname was Bruna Surfistinha. She had a blog and she wrote at least two books on her life as an high-end escort in São Paulo.

    Here's the trailer of the movie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZQiBNG2Yng.

    Her real name is Raquel Pachecho and she works now as a DJ: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrzeLDGzB80
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    Sexo sin pecado es como huevo sin sal (Le sexe sans péché est comme un œuf sans sel/Sex without sin is like an egg without salt) [Carlos Fuentes]

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    This 1975 movie is not really about a prostitute but about a dancer in a strip club.

    The actress is Céline Lomez (she was the first crush I had in my life!!!!!) and the movie depicts the life of a stripper coming fom Montreal that had to dance in a small (and gloomy) club in the country.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3dvJ98iI0c
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    Pretty Woman with Julia Roberts and Richard Gere 1990.
    So when will Hillary go to Prison?

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    The most recent one I saw was in 2014, this French one called "Jeune et Jolie", where a young woman, still in school, decides to become an escort for no particular reason really.

    Not a brilliant movie or anything like that but at least the director decided not to show us a victim of prostitution but rather just something that happens and how the young woman deals with it.

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    My favorite is Working Girls. Made in 1986, Not to be confused with the singular titled Working Girl, made in 1988, starring Harrison Ford and Melanie Griffith.

    I find Working Girls so relatable even though the clients are supporting characters.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0092238/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

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    Risky Business with Tom Cruise and Rebecca de Mornay:

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086200/

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    Pretty baby with Brooke Shield and Susan Sarandon.

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    And what about La Dame aux caméiias (There are several screen versions)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mr9kl3r7cEE
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    Hello all,

    Some of the movies mentioned are entertaining and fun. I like those. But I'd be more interested in something with more edge to it like Taxi Driver, Midnight Cowboy, Monster (Charlize Theron). When I remember Crimes of Passion (Kathleen Turner) I remember something closer to what escorts with two lives deal with that is not overly romanticized, or overly tragic. I think there's a nice balance there as a career woman moves between two worlds dealing with a double life, fantasy, business versus personal involvement, various serious complications, and a pretty decent look at the clients side of the issues too.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087100/...nm_flmg_act_46

    Cheers,

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    Not a movie but a British TV series, "Secret Diary of a Call Girl" based off a book of the same name.

    Short-lived series, but soo good and very accurate about a certain aspect of escorting.
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    How about this one? Never saw it. Funny Title. Stars Bill Murray:

    Frankenhooker: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099611/

    A medical student sets out to recreate his decapitated fiancée by building her a new body made of Manhattan street hookers.

    Must be a comedy or horror film?
    So when will Hillary go to Prison?

    Only the Democrats would have a potential CONVICT as their Top Presidential Candidate. Simply Pathetic

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