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21 Ratings

Personal Services

Directed by Terry Jones
United Kingdom, 1987


Fed up with working hard just to scrape by, Christine Painter comes up with a bold plan to become the madam of a brothel and earn her financial freedom: she opens a house of spanking to fabulous reviews.

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Personal Services Directed by Terry Jones

Awards & Festivals

BAFTA Awards

1988 | 2 nominations including: Best Actress

Critics reviews

Jones’s films are surprisingly sweet and humane, and enlivened by (huge surprise) a penchant for dress-up. Personal Services, a loosely based-on-fact account of a suburban London woman who ran a brothel for mildly kinky middle-aged folk, is defined not by sensationalism or scandal but by its warmth and the matter-of-fact treatment of its oddball cast of characters.
October 20, 2017
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