Maggie’s grandson is seriously ill and the medication to save him is way beyond what his parents can afford. Desperate, the middle-class Londoner finds herself responding to a lucrative job offer at a sex club. The shy widow meets the club’s manager, who introduces her to her tasks as a “hostess”.
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Entre trois et quatre étoiles pour ce film plutôt réussi. Une descente dans les bas fonds pour un motif vertueux. La vertu nous montrera-t-elle le vice sous un autre visage ? Oui. On ne s'ennuie pas, et parfois même, on rit. Donc, mission accomplie.
Very Garbarski. Though-provoking concept that only works because of Faithfull's performance. It is weaker than the director probably thought it might be. Supporting a brilliant idea and good casting on a weak plot is a rookie move. Nevertheless, worth a watch. Definitely!
This film has given rise to the 'Irina Palm D'Or award' for worst film of any given year. How do you review it without resorting to puns. Down the pub it probably seemed an ok idea - something along the lines of Calender Girls/Shirley Valentine - a better actress could have made it great ... but in the hmm 'hands' of ms Faithfull ... well see for yourself ;-) ... At least there's a happy ending - ha! enough, stop me!