No it is not a film about a prostitute working the streets. It is instead a typical 1980s feminist comedy product of it's time telling about how a young woman has to fight against old work prejudice, sex pressure from a gorgeous man colleague and fighting her boss at work (a wicked Weaver) who steals her best ideas in order to get upwards on the working ladder. It probably feels just as relevant for women today
Jungle music, jungle hair and Kevin Spacey cameo are the only thing I'll end up remembering about this film. The rest might have been au pair with some weird 80's girl-power momentum, I don't know and hope never to find out, but even for an unambitious popcorn romance it just doesn't cut it.
Time capsule cinema at this point and hard to fathom it was a best picture Oscar nominee. Melanie Griffith is still quite wonderful as Tess with able support from Weaver and even Ford (playing against type). Where it lacks is in the clichéd scriptwriting and 'feel-good' dynamic. Mind you I do remember this being completely charming in '88.