This haunting documentary completely changed my worldview. Interesting anthropological study of a subject that many mistaken to be isolated or irrelevant. What I most appreciate is the absence of narration, which allows the viewer to walk away with their own conclusions on the world of prostitution. Excellent cinematography as well.
This is a pretty dam good doc. God, the world needs to change regards the opportunities available to women and the subsequent consequences. The Indian girl, on the bed, just despairing about her lack of future was heartbreaking, clearly intelligent, but with no outlet at all, trapped in a horrendous situation. In another country she would have gone far. It makes me angry.
‘Whore’s Glory’ gives an 'excellent' view on the wretched and extreme conditions in which some people on our planet have to live. I had the impression that some parts of the film were staged scenes. I have no problem with that (if that is the case). But it makes the living and working conditions of these people not better or worse. A really fine documentary though.
Really confused about the thesis because whore's glory implies that there is redemption from prostitution but it was really difficult to find that within the film...it was just sad albeit an excellent exploration into gender and sexuality in 3 very different countries
Incredible observational documentary from Glawogger which emerges us into the world of brothels in a trio of locations in a stylish but fascinating way. From the fishtanks of Thailand (has woman ever been more of a commodity) to the back alleys of Bangladesh to La Zona in Mexico we find women applying the oldest trade for various reasons. Being observational however the answers we're looking for are self reflective.
Fashionably liberal enough to make the startling equation Capitalism=Prostitution, but unable to mask its absence of ideas or anything new to say. One doesn't feel that Glawogger understands or has any interest in the places he goes, that he simply arrived and said "Show me your whorehouses." Like other popular "Art" filmmakers - Reygadas, Winterbottom, Bonello - the director goes pornographic by end of film. Hmm...