Teenage Prostitution Racket

Year: 1975
Running Time: 115
Color Type: Color
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Country: Italy
Language: English
Shop Home Video

Teenage Prostitution Racket

Occupying a creepy cinematic netherworld somewhere between Eurocrime and erotica, carlo Lizzani’s teenage prostitution racket (Storie di Vita e Malavita) is an unapologetically sordid film that explores the troubled sexuality of a series of young women coming of age in 1970s Milan. Beginning on the outskirts of town, where a peasant woman pimps her thirteen-year-old companion to passing truck drivers, Lizzani’s film worms its way into the metropolis, where the oldest profession, in its varied forms, is dramatized in a series of interlocking narratives. A working-class girl is lured into prostitution by a boyfriend; a rich girl uses sex to rebel against her wealthy parents; a photographer’s model discovers sex is an unspoken requirement of her job; an ex-convent

girl becomes a nymphomaniac after being “seduced” at school; an independent hooker relies on a vicious dog to defend her against a gang of mobsters. As sensational as the episodes may be, Lizzani doesn’t reduce the characters to mere sex objects. instead, he endows each woman with enough depth that even the most voyeuristic viewer can’t help but become invested in her struggles to survive, and share her resentment toward the shady characters who try to control her.

Join the conversation
'@KinoLorber' on Nov. 15 2019 at 4:09pm
RT' @lenadunham': My favorite filmmaker' @mattpwolf’s' important, wise and genius film opens tomorrow. Are you interested in pop, collector cul…
'@KinoLorber' on Nov. 15 2019 at 3:56pm
For over 30 years, Marion Stokes secretly recorded TV news 24 hours a day, resulting in an archive of 70,000 tapes.…' https://t.co/sR1L6AAo11'
'@KinoLorber' on Nov. 15 2019 at 3:16pm
RT' @zeitgeistfilms': "Recorder is a handsomely crafted, expertly textured rumination on a life not just of a spirited activist, but of a soc…
'@KinoLorber' on Nov. 15 2019 at 12:53pm
RT' @KLStudioClassic': Two November Sales Continues! • $5.99 & Up! • Free USA Shipping - Orders of $50 or More! NOIRVEMBER SALE!' https://t.c…'
'@KinoLorber' on Nov. 15 2019 at 11:45am
RT' @PopMatters': Hard, Fast, and Beautiful: The Legacy of Director Ida Lupino (The films discussed in Michael Barrett's excellent article ar…
'@KinoLorber' on Nov. 14 2019 at 3:40pm
Sex becomes sport in this deliciously backstabbing drama. Adapted by Roger Vadim from the classic novel, starring J…' https://t.co/9GPChwhvia'
'@KinoLorber' on Nov. 14 2019 at 3:12pm
RT' @indieimmy': Original theatrical artwork of the thriller #EyeWitness starring Mark Lester, Lionel Jeffries and Susan George. #tbt #artwor…
'@KinoLorber' on Nov. 14 2019 at 3:12pm
RT' @brokehorrorfan': Omega Syndrome heads to Blu-ray & DVD via' @ScorpionDVD' &' @KinoLorber':' https://t.co/J6SaqML9wd' '80s action flick restor…
'@KinoLorber' on Nov. 14 2019 at 1:56pm
"Shot in sparkling black-and-white, its scenes punctuated by intertitles and iris shots, My 20th Century evokes ear…' https://t.co/jwjDuNeLxn'
'@KinoLorber' on Nov. 14 2019 at 1:11pm
RT' @KLStudioClassic': Coming 2020! 3-D Restoration by 3-D Film Archive, LLC! WINGS OF THE HAWK (1953) Starring Van Heflin & Julie Adams - D…
Tweet Now!

Inquiries & Press

General Inquiries

Kino Lorber, Inc.
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018
Tel. (212) 629-6880
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871

Press & Media

For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing [email protected] or calling 212-629-6880.

Educational

Please visit our educational site at www.KinoLorberEDU.com

For assistance with educational orders, please contact us at:

Phone:212-629-6880
Fax: 212-714-0871
Email: [email protected]