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Program 5: 'American Courtesans' Special Late Show - Life As An Escort

  • Cinema Village 22 East 12th Street New York, NY, 10003 United States (map)

American Courtesans - A modern day documentary about the lives of American sex workers from inside the industry.  (2013, 86 min)

The recently passed FOSTA law (Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act) against online sex traffic were aimed at illegal sex trafficking of minors and those held against their will, who were often pimped online. However, tens of thousands of legal age sex workers and escorts are now faced with a scary world without the ability to access CraigsList or Backpages, among several online adult entertainment meeting sites. This creates a huge danger for them and is a serious worker issue.

American Courtesans is an intimate portrayal of modern day escorts in America. In our own words we discuss our lives, the events that led us into our profession, and the reasons we stay. We welcome you into our world for a brief moment and will be candid and honest about what life is like for us; each of us willing to offer up our life experiences. We only ask that you listen with an open mind, and allow us to show you who we are.

We will address the stereotyping and social stigma attached to this profession and what it has cost us. You will see who we are through eyes of our clients, spouses, children, and parents, along with the contributions and impact it has had on their lives. This is a true documentary so you will also find that many of us have made poor choices, based on life circumstances, that we are vividly candid about.

We are women who come from all walks of life, we are your neighbors, your daughters, your mothers, and your sisters. We shop in the same stores as you and eat right beside you without you ever knowing we exist. We are American Courtesans and we welcome you to our world.

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