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Working Girls - Criterion Collection

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Genres: Drama
Starring: Louise Smith, Ellen McElduff, Amanda Goodwin
Director: Lizzie Borden
Plot Synopsis:

Sex work is portrayed with radical nonjudgment in LIZZIE BORDEN’s immersive, richly detailed look at the rhythms and rituals of society’s most stigmatized profession. Inspired by the experiences of the sex workers Borden met while making her underground feminist landmark Born in Flames, Working Girlsreveals the textures of a day in the life of Molly (LOUISE SMITH), a photographer working part-time in a Manhattan brothel, as she juggles a steady stream of clients, balances nurturing relationships with her coworkers with the demands of an ambitious madam, and above all fights to maintain her sense of self in a business in which the line between the personal and the professional is all too easily blurred. In viewing prostitution through the lens of labor, Borden boldly desensationalizes the subject, offering an empathetic, humanizing, often humorous depiction of women for whom this work is just another day at the office.

  • Release Details
    Release Date: July 13th, 2021
    MPAA Rating: Unrated
    Movie Release Year: 1986
    Release Country: United States
    Movie Studio: Criterion
  • Technical Specs
    Length:94 Minutes
    Specs:Blu-ray Disc
    New, restored 4K digital transfer, supervised by director Lizzie Borden, with uncompressedmonaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray
    Video Resolution/Codec:1080p AVC/MPEG-4
    Aspect Ratio(s):1.66:1
    Audio Formats:English: LPCM Mono
    Subtitles/Captions:English SDH
    Special Features:
    • Audio commentary from 2007 featuring Borden, director of photography Judy Irola, and actor Amanda Goodwin
    • New conversation between Borden and filmmaker Bette Gordon
    • New conversation with actors Louise Smith and Amanda Goodwin, producer Andi Gladstone, and first assistant director Vicky Funar
    • New conversation with sex workers Antonia Crane, Daphne Nguyen, Selena the Stripper, and Jo Weldon
    • PLUS: An essay by author So Mayer and excerpts from a 1987 interview with Borden by film critic Scott MacDonald
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