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Title The Celluloid Bordello.

Publication Info. First Run Features, 2020.
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2022.


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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (86 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
video file MPEG-4 Flash
Note Title from title frames.
In Process Record.
Performer Annie Sprinkle, Juba Kalamka, Natalie Brewster Nguyen, Nicholas De Villiers, Sammie Lei, Scarlet Harlot
Event Originally produced by First Run Features in 2020.
Summary Since the dawn of cinema, sex workers have served as muses to movie-makers. From turn of the century white slavery pictures (The Girl who went Astray, 1900), to iconic rom-coms (Pretty Woman, 1990), to indie hits (Tangerine, 2015), hookers, hustlers, call girls, street walkers, strippers and dommes have been staples of the silver screen. Cinematic sex workers are punchlines, cautionary tales or fantasy figures. They are brutalized, killed off, sometimes rescued and almost always represented as if no sex worker is in theater. Even in documentary films such as Born Into Brothels (2004) or Tricked (2013), reality is distorted by filmmakers (almost always non-sex workers), who are determined to show trauma, violence and pathos rather than the resilience, successes, and thriving communities that are the norm for many sex workers. THE CELLULOID BORDELLO brings sex workers to the theater. With equal parts historical overview, critique, and homage, the film lets real life dommes, escorts, porn stars and hustlers tell you which films they love and which they hate, which get it right and which miss the mark and, most importantly, how perpetuating stereotypes in media affects real peoples' lives.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Language In English
Subject Feminism.
Gender identity.
Mass media.
Motion pictures.
Documentary films.
Digital communications.
Social sciences.
Added Author Piccillo, Juliana, film director.
Sprinkle, Annie, 1954- actor.
Kalamka, Juba, actor.
Brewster Nguyen, Natalie, actor.
De Villiers, Nicholas, actor.
Lei, Sammie, actor.
Harlot, Scarlet, actor.
First-Run Features (Firm), distributor.
Kanopy (Firm), distributor.
Music No. 12849421 Kanopy
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