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Lillie1992

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Hello,

My name is Lillie, I am an independent filmmaker and I am in development with my next project that is a docu-drama ( a drama shot in documentary style) following 3 female sex workers and 2 clients on a (working / leisure) night out in London.
I have posted on a few websites searching to hear from sex workers and clients.  I was very lucky to get into regular conversations with 3 clients and 2 ladies, all were tremendous help for me to write my characters in a realistic and heartfelt way.
However I still feel like that I could do more research into ladies' life especially in the terms of how they live their lives beside work. Their background and their feelings about the future and the type of work.

If you would be up for talking/sharing your thoughts please drop an email to : memoriestolili@gmail.com and I can send you more info about the projects or answer any questions you have.

Looking forward to hearing from you! :)

Lillie x



amy

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We'll need more information please - a throwaway Gmail address that anybody could have knocked up in two minutes doesn't give us much to go on, and you're attempting to contact potentially vulnerable people.

Has this programme been commissioned and by whom? When and where will it be shown? Most importantly (and I'm sure you're aware of our hourly rates), will the people who help you make money be appropriately recompensed? And to be clear, you're only interested in hearing from women and not male or trans sex workers? There are no 'girls' here.

Aside from that, why would sex workers' lives outside work be any different to anyone elses? We're not a different species, and before we get the predictable response it isn't our responsibility or anyone else's to prove that fact to slackjawed tabloid TV viewers, largely because what they think doesn't matter. I suspect I'm not the only one who's sick of being treated like a specimen to be studied, discussed and commented on for no reason at all bar some prurient notion that working as a prostitute for a handful of hours a week makes me some kind of alien - it's tedious, irritating and very tiring.

Unless of course I've misunderstood completely and the next few installments in your series will be about nurses, hairdressers, architects and gardeners and what they do when they're not at work? That's it, right?
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Lillie1992

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Hello Amy,

Firstly I am sorry if I offended You or anyone with my choice of words, so saying 'webcam girls' instead of webcam women.
Harming or Offending anyone was absolutely never my intention.

The programme is not commissioned by any channel, nevertheless it will not be made to be broadcasted. It will be made to screen across festivals (if it get selected).
The programme is not a documentary but a fictional film shot in documentary style.
As I am an independent filmmaker and not commissioned by anyone and I am in the writing stage I am doing it in my own time for no money.

I wrote this post to look for people to talk about this topic. Purely for research purposes.

The very reason why I am making this film that includes working women and clients because I do not think of them as specimen that should be studied and discussed or commented. My film isn't planning to prove anything. It is a film about human relationships.

I am 27 years old female filmmaker.
As a first year graduate, age 20 I earned money by seeing a regular client. Regardless of being lucky and finding a very nice man who respected our arrangement, I always thought about this as a huge sacrifice, something I did not enjoy but was a necessity. A year later I became seriously ill with anorexia.
Almost! 10 years later I came to the point to make a film about something that I never wanted to think about.
The last few months were the first time that I got in contact with other people who have done the same / doing the same and hear from their experiences. Age 19 it was a terribly lonely experience. Now I feel I am not the only one who done this.
This is my experience shortly.

For the reason that I never met male or trans sex workers I am at the moment not planning to have characters in the film because I don't feel I could portray them with as much depth as I wanted to. If I knew anyone who I could talk about it I would feel more comfortable doing that.


The e-mail address that I posted is the only one I can post for this matter.

If you think this is a request that does not fit into this section or I am still offending anyone feel free to delete or ask me to delete.
Because I rather delete this post than hear from more people who got offended.


Thanks

Lillie


« Last Edit: 31 October 2018, 05:49:23 pm by Lillie1992 »

Lillie1992

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one more thing....

Why do people make programmes about sex workers? - programmes that you believe are treating us as specimen?
Because many people, and commissioners are interested in this topic but don't care to do their research. It is also a topic that are not researched enough so a viewer cannot rely on facts to judge if the programme is correctly portraying. They will broadcast what can be easily 'consumed': dirt, drama and lies.
(Consequence that probably I will never ever get money for making my film from big channels - but this is not my aim anyway.)

These programmes will portray an Eastern European girl or a person from Essex as specimen too.
Good films will portray any character human beings.




amy

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So you're not intending to pay anybody for their input then. Best of luck with it.
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