Prostitute (1980)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Docudrama  |   Run Time - 96 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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In this drama with a pseudodocumentary look, the life and unfortunate times of a London prostitute are held up against the life of a female social worker, and the laws of the land. Sandra (Eleanor Forsythe) gets involved in the business of sex for sale while living in Birmingham. Naive all the way through, she feels that a turn in London might set her up with some rich Arab clients and allow her an easier life of leisure. Meanwhile, her friend Louise (Kate Crutchley) is a welfare worker with a new mission. Based on Sandra's own experiences, she is determined to reform the country's antiquated prostitution laws. As both women try to attain their goals, a cold dose of reality is dashed on their hopes, and the built-in biases against women in society are skillfully unmasked.

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country-girl, friendship, lawyer, prostitute/prostitution, sociology