Arcan was both appreciated and reviled. She was a finalist for the revered French literary awards, the Prix Médicis and the Prix Fémina. Perhaps the public couldn’t forgive her for living the life that she wrote about.
Client 9 delves into an interesting set of circumstances. However, it is not built upon the questions that I brought to the film.
As Matthews repeatedly called him “Governor,” I wondered what the exact protocol was for retaining your title even after you have resigned in disgrace.
Prominently featured in Fatal Promises is actress and activist Emma Thompson. In addition to making powerful public service announcements, Thompson is the co-curator (with Elena, a trafficking survivor), of the interactive art installation Journey. The work puts the viewer directly into the experience of a sexually trafficked woman.
Several story threads make up the narrative. In a chilling sequence, we see a videotape made by two young men who filmed their exploits as rising pimps, with hopes of snaring a reality show. The streets of New York City have never looked bleaker.
For health workers, the core matter is saving lives through the prevention of spreading AIDS. Anti-trafficking activists are goal-driven to free women and children from conditions where they may be forced to have sex 10 to 30 times per day.
Dorchen Leiderholdt, founder of CATW, has a clear-cut point of view about the motives of the subscription cable giant. She said, “HBO cynically labels ‘Cathouse’ as a documentary, when in fact it packages prostitution as entertainment.”
Amid all the jokes and titters about high priced call girls getting paid $1,000 to $5,000 per hour, sex and politicians, consenting adults, and “What’s the big deal about a guy getting laid?” –...