Like most of the ladies who find themselves in the escort industry -- and make no mistake, it is an industry -- Kristen DiAngelo has quite a story to tell. Not necessarily a happy story, but it's hers and she has chosen to own it.
Not only that, but now she is selling more than her body. Kristen has put her entire life's experience—as well as those of many other women in the oldest profession—on full display as the star and executive producer of a new documentary film, American Courtesans.
This is, not surprisingly, a largely positive portrayal of the women who have either chosen the sex worker life or have been forced into the business by men.
What is surprising is the mixed portrayal of men. Speaking generally, the men who often caused these women to enter this life are horrid con artists, rapists and worse.
But then there is a section of the film in praise of men and supporting them and their needs. One of the women actually says of selling her body to men for money, "I think it's a healthy thing; I think it prevents cancer."
So much to talk about, so little time. American Courtesans, which reveals the secret life of an escort, debuts nationwide on Blu-Ray, DVD, iTunes, Amazon.com, and On Demand on July 12.
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