Whores’ Glory

Seldom do you get the chance to watch such movies that touch you to the core of your being. Watch this trailer/song from the movie to know what lies ahead and here are some points, borrowing from the intro by Kino Lorber, that would force you into watching it.

First, here are the lyrics to now one of my favourite songs:

WHERE WE MEET

where lies are true
and hunger is forgotten
and darkness makes us free
and night and day they cannot be

is where i want you to look at me
and everywhere else we will not meet

where your self is lost
is where i’m dreaming of you
where your scent is a mist
and they look down at you

is where i want you to come with me
and everywhere else we will not meet

where doors are always locked
and longing makes you lonely
and waiting is your daily grind
and love is lost long time ago

is where i want you to look at me
and everywhere else we will not meet

where you’re the exclusive possession of mine
where i don’t have to pay a dime
where i am one of all the others
where i am the lord of every world

is where i want you to come with me
and everywhere else we will not meet

where everybody can enter me
where everybody can pay for me
where you are one of all the others
is where i ask you to never leave

cause there’s my home
it’s not in here
and only there is where we meet

It’s a movie on prostitution ranging across three countries: Thailand, Bangladesh and Mexico. I realised that people around the world are so different yet so similar. The most intimate act has now become a commodity. The director has tried to understand that what it does to the mind, hearts and souls and not just to the bodies. We see everyday conversations, minute details like dogs having sex right outside a brothel in Thailand assumes so much more importance than it ever could. The Patriarchal perspective of the society also comes into view when we realise that men have free choice to choose whoever they want but in the case of Bangladesh we see women forcibly pulling men into brothels and chiding them for choosing another women over them. There’s another prostitute in Mexico who says that it’s only natural that we women want to enjoy, have sex, have orgasms and it is a plus point that we are getting paid for what we love. The movie is like a poem, the visuals are beautiful. We are given a chance to look at these women without any prejudices, as a first-hand observer and that is the part that I liked the best about this documentary. India needs to retouch its policy in this area I guess.

Another good watch in this field would be the movie on the life of the Sonagachi Sex Workers, which I think is better in terms of scripting and it will definitely crack you up since the lines delivered by those women are really strong and amazing. The movie is titled – “Tales of the Night Fairies” by Shohni Ghosh.

DVD Cover of the movie.

DVD Cover of the movie.

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