All over the place.
James Johnson, shown at right (who clearly prefers not being seen) and producer/star Kristen DiAngelo, a sex worker who has worn a number of different hats over the years and now clearly wants to get her story and those of other sex workers out to the masses (the adult masses, at least). She's done it, and to relatively interesting effect, but maybe not as well nor as thoroughly as she (and the other ladies) might have originally intended. I wish the movie were more focused and its agenda clearer.
Looking over this particular post and its visuals, TrustMovies has to admit that the post itself looks rather like a commercial for these courtesans. And that's part of the trouble with the film. It wants to have it, not just both ways, but all ways: to sound a warning (of sorts), to get better protection for sex workers, to tell these women's stories fully -- and to entice some new johns into helping these girls keep that roof over their head.
American Courtesans becomes available nationwide this Friday, July 12 on VOD via all major cable networks, as well as from Amazon and iTunes. Or you can order the DVD by clicking here.