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Whores’ Glory – a film on the commodities of sex for sale

by | 17th, June 2012

WHORES’ GLORY, a film by Michael Glawogger, is a look at prostitution in Thailand, Bangladesh and Mexico.

In Bangkok, Thailand, women punch a clock and wait for clients in a brightly lit glass box; in the red-light district of Faridpur, Bangladesh, a madam haggles over the price of a teenage girl; and in the border town of Reynosa, Mexico, crack-addicted women pray to a deity named Lady Death. Winner of the Orizzonti Special Jury Prize at the 2011 Venice Film Festival, Glawogger’s latest larger-than-life documentary is an audacious, non-judgmental study of sexuality, politics, human behavior and the effects of capital and religion on both women and men from starkly different cultures.

Tracey Quan reviews:

When a man, looking through the glass, confides, “We’re the commodities here,” he’s more insightful than you think. 

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