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American Courtesans

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James Johnson

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About the Movie

American Courtesans is a feature documentary that takes you into the lives of American Sex Workers. These women candidly discuss what brought them to the doors of the sex trade, what they found when they got there and why they stayed. Follow eleven Sex Workers through the streets, massage parlors, brothels and strip clubs to New York high rises and the bell captains in Vegas. This is a story, a different kind of American Story, that will leave you speechless. Featuring Kristen DiAngelo, Gina DePalma, Pearl Callahan, Tamsen Crown, Skylar Cruz, Erin Marxxx, Gina Robinson, Hilary Holiday, Juliet Capulet, Norma Jean Almodovar and Emma Dupree, director James Johnson brings to life the world of prostitution in the US today. American Courtesans has been an Official Selection of 7 film festivals and is the winner of the Award of Excellence from the International Film Festival for Environment, Health and Culture.

Customer Reviews


I just saw this and it's probably the most realistic and respectful film about escorts ever. Thanks for creating this awesomeness.

Wow! I have Never seen anything like this...

This is an incredible documentary about 10+ women who work as escorts or I should say 'Courtesans' in America. Their stories are remarkable. Their experiences are at once heartbreaking, compelling and courageous. This movie may challenge every notion you have about prostitution. Morally, politically &

There are real reasons it's called the worlds oldest profession. Most of them are not what you think. Definitely, worth seeing.

The "Word is Out" Documentary for Sex Workers

This look into the lives and thoughts of a variety of women in the field of erotic labor is a "must - see" for anyone who wants a real comprehensive understanding of the people who offer Escort services, their life backgrounds, and how they view the value and the challenges of their profession. I would encourage and recommend viewing of "American Coutesans" to anyone with preconceived notions about erotic services and the people who provide that work. Those notions will be changed by the end of viewing the film.

This documentary stands with the best of "Identity Politics" film -making such as the seminal documentary on LGBT individuals, "Word Is Out". I highly recommend this documentary to any academic with curriculum involving human sexuality and culture, social movements, and marginalized and stigmatized social groups.

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American Courtesans
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  • $9.99
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Released: 2013

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