New catering trailer for Lizzie Borden’s “Working Girls” 4K update
by Alex Billington
June 6, 2021
“I like to be the center of attention.” Janus Films has released a new trailer for the 4K restoration and re-release of the ‘controversial’ 1986 film Working girls, of the screenwriter / director Lizzie Borden. Inspired by the experiences of sex workers Borden met while making her iconic Born in the cinema, it was his second feature film, first released in theaters in 1987. It first screened at the 1986 Cannes Film Festival, then won a Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival in 1987. The Film Takes Us through a day in the life of several prostitutes working in an upscale Manhattan brothel. An austere portrayal of female prostitutes, male clients, and the motivations of both. Watch the lady manipulate her “daughters”. Watch her answer the phone saying “Hi John, what’s new and different?” Watch the ‘johns’ try to manipulate the girls. “Partly exploitation of the nude, part sociological thesis.” Ultimately, providing “an empathetic, humanizing and often humorous portrayal of women for whom this job is just another day in the office.” Take a look below.
Here is the official trailer of the 4K restoration (+ two posters) of Lizzie Borden Working girls, of Vimeo:
Sex work is portrayed with radical non-judgment in Lizzie Borden’s immersive and richly detailed look at the rhythms and rituals of society’s most stigmatized profession. Inspired by the experiences of sex workers Borden encountered while making her underground feminist landmark Born in flames, Working Girls reveals the textures of a day in the life of Molly (Louise smith), a photographer working part-time in a Manhattan brothel, as she juggles a constant flow of clients, balances relationships with colleagues and the demands of an ambitious lady, and most importantly struggles to maintain her self-esteem. oneself in a company in which the line between personnel and professional blurs too easily. By viewing prostitution through the prism of work, Borden boldly desensitizes the subject, offering an empathetic, humanizing, and often humorous portrayal of women for whom this work is just another day in the office. Working girls was directed by the American filmmaker Lizzie Borden, his second feature film after Born in flames previously. The screenplay is by Lizzie Borden and Sandra Kay. This film first opened in American theaters in early 1987, after a premiere at the Cannes and Toronto festivals in 1986. Janus Films will reissue the 4K restoration of Lizzie Borden’s film. Working girls in select American theaters from June 18. For more information visit Janus website.