Thursday, September 29, 2016
I was watching the 1980's film "Whore" with Theresa Russell on TV tonight. Brought back memories! It's actually a well written movie. Just needs better actors! The lines themselves are priceless. A VERY well written film. Like when the pimp says "if you gave a whore $1,000,000 in a few weeks she'd be right back on the street corner". Boy didn't that used to be the truth before www.sexworkersanonymous.com? Anyway, it's actually a very realistic film with respect to American street walkers in the 1980's. I knew a lot of girls just like Theresa in the film. Too bad they're all dead now!
Wednesday, March 2, 2016
If you want a taste of street prostitution - Theresa Russell is awesome in "Whore". I have to tell you I hated this movie when it first came out because I found her performance "stiff". However, now I'm older - her performance was how it is! The car scene where she's telling the old guy "oh baby do it" I about fell off the couch laughing. Totally reminded me of why I wanted to quit the "life". Pimps, traffickers vs. the "johns" who's to say who is worse. Even the old guy dying on her - do you know how many hookers have told me some old guy has croaked on them!
You want to know what it's like? The scene where her pimp has his throat cut is horrific right? But if he hadn't of been murdered - she'd be dead. So she's witnessed a murder, but it saved her life. Such is the "yin and yang" of the sex industry - legal or illegal.
Reminds me of why I want to get our "Recovery Guides" into the jails and prisons. I've been getting asked and asked and they never have any budget for these books. Fine. I think I have an idea how we can get those books into their libraries.