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The Canal Street Madam

Directed by Cameron Yates
United States, 2010


An FBI raid on Jeanette Maier’s infamous family-run brothel in New Orleans destroyed her livelihood. Stigmatized by felony, fearing recrimination from powerful clients and determined to protect her children, Jeanette sets out to re-invent herself.

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The Canal Street Madam Directed by Cameron Yates

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    "One-part character study, one part argumentative thesis and one part historical inquiry," Yates’ film is "a corrective for Maier’s lack of a voice within the mainstream media, [tackling] an array of issues, from body politics and the rights of discerning, autonomous, consensual adults to political corruption and hypocrisy in the city of New Orleans." - Landon Palmer, Films School Rejects. Compelling.

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