WEIGHT: 47 kg
Services: Pole Dancing, Striptease pro, Striptease, Facial, Spanking (giving)
This is a festival-tickling documentary, for sure, but after its Venice and Toronto berths it can expect to pop up in urban arthouse slots in several territories before enjoying a long-tail auxiliary afterlife.
They seem chosen for contrast - visual as well as thematic. The barely lit, dirt-floor rooms where they ply their trade are glimpsed mostly from the outside, as if by a curious, appalled, nervous tourist.
The Rio Grande border town of Reynosa is the location for the final, Mexican section of the film, which is set entirely at night as prospective clients cruise up and down in cars while scantily-clad girls pose outside their one-room shacks.
At least these women appear to be adults. Sometimes it seems incredible that anyone of those involved would have signed the release forms — for example, when we see a woman selling a young girl her daughter, or niece? He adds that this was necessary as the girls were losing potential income while they were on camera.