Director's Chair: Kristen DiAngelo on the Sex Trade in "Courtesans"

By David Schonauer   Thursday July 18, 2013

A former sex worker herself, Kristen DiAngelo decided to bring the profession out of the shadows with her just-released documentary American Courtesans. In it, she talks candidly with women ranging from streetwalkers to big-money call girls, hoping to erase the stigma attached to an industry whose workers are frequently victimized but don’t enjoy equal protection under the law. “Most of us believe it’s a right to have control over our bodies,” she tells Artinfo. “If you need to go to work for money, you’re like, ‘Okay, I just need to pay the bills.’”

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