SEXWORK & ME RED LIGHT CONVERSATIONS

By Clare STURGES

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Documentary - Completed 2012

A human interest story shot in Amsterdam’s notorious red-light district. Filmmaker Clare Sturges steps in to champion the cause of the girls, fire up emotions and court controversy.

    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • NETHERLANDS
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 52 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Clare STURGES
    • Producer(s)
    • Maurice ENGELEN (TCF Productions), Rik SINKELDAM (TCF Productions)
    • Synopsis
    • Meet the girls of House 59 – a small, tightly run brothel in Amsterdam’s notorious red-light district.
      By day, Dutch dominatrix Josje sets out her sextoys: intelligent, frank and often hilarious, she’s keen to show the world there’s more to sexwork than just sex. In the room next door, streetsmart Lina slips on her stilettoes: savvy and tough, she’s equally happy to reveal the spicy details of life behind the windows. Together they put the world to rights and prove there really is such a thing as a ‘happy hooker’.
      When night falls, the red-light district grinds into action and raven-haired Laura returns to her life of secrecy; S&M sexworker Pascale steps into the complicated world of fetishes, and both girls offer up a fascinating insight into ‘the oldest profession’. And then there’s 50-year-old Maria... Having spent 20 years in an alley window, how will she cope when she’s forced to move to House 59?
      Sexwork & Me: Red Light Conversations
      Film info
      Directed by
      Clare Sturges
      TCF Film
      Produced by
      Maurice Engelen
      Rik Sinkeldam
      Running time: '55
      Genre: Documentary
      Completed: March 1, 2012
      Worldwide Sales
      Magus Entertainment
      Rick van den Heuvel
      +31 (0)6 54 76 87 97
      © 2012 Sexwork & Me, TCF Film
      Worldwide Sales
      Magus Entertainment
      Rick van den Heuvel
      +31 (0)6 54 76 87 97
      With the age-old debate hotter than ever – fuelled by claims of sex trafficking and crime – filmmaker Clare Sturges steps in to champion the cause of the girls, fire up emotions and court controversy. Through candid conversations with customers, campaigners, politicians and experts, she takes you on a journey to discover the surprising truth about Amsterdam City’s plans, and to witness a compelling snapshot of a world that may soon change forever.
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