4th DMZ Docs(2012)
I AM DOCU
The topics in Whore’s Glory are certainly loaded to director Michael Glawogger because everyone believes they know something about prostitution, particularly when he or she has never been to a brothel, or they know about it from the media or simply from second hand information. The director tried to go in with only one expectation: “This is certainly not going to be what I think it is.” Glawogger’s ﬁnal installment of his ‘globalization(world of work) trilogy’ along with Megacities and Workingman’s Death takes us on a global tour of the world’s oldest profession, a vocation which provides the opportunity for dual insight into both the traditional nature of labor and the insidious effects of self-commodiﬁcation. In Thailand, women wait for clients behind glass panes, staring at reﬂections of themselves. In Bangladesh, men go to a ghetto of love to satisfy their unfulﬁlled desires on indentured girls. And in Mexico, women pray to a female death to avoid facing their own reality. In worlds where the most intimate act has become a commodity, these women have physically and emotionally experienced everything that can happen between a man and a woman. For this they have always received money, but it has not made their lives rich in anything but stories.
Born in Graz, Austria, in 1959. Studied at the San Francisco Art Institute and the Film Academy Vienna. As a filmmaker and writer, he moves back and forth between cinematic forms and genres. Whores’ Glory completed his trilogy of essayist documentaries in 2011. He is currently on a one year travel around the world for his new documentary Untitled.
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