Teenage Prostitution Racket (DVD)
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.
Tickets are nearly sold out for this Friday's screening of' @TheMtnFilm' at' @BAMfilmBrooklyn's' #BAMcinemaFest with di…' https://t.co/cf1RFKIR9r'
RT' @KLStudioClassic': Coming September 10th! Mirage (1965) with optional English subtitles • Audio Commentary by Film Historians Howard S.…
RT' @DairyArts': Do you love food? Do you love #documentary #films Do you love children? If you answered YES to any of these, join us for' @K…'
RT' @evillights': Jean-Luc Godard’s FIRST NAME: CARMEN Blu-ray in gorgeous new restoration out today from' @KinoLorber' featuring an audio comm…
THE GOSPEL OF EUREKA returns to NYC for #WorldPride with a screening at' @MovingImageNYC' this Saturday at 7pm with s…' https://t.co/AZdnsyDHFy'
RT' @KLStudioClassic': Coming September 10th on BD! Reap the Wild Wind (1942) with optional English subtitles • Animated Image Gallery • The…
RT' @CinemaTropical': Watch the official U.S. trailer for the Mexican film THE CHAMBERMAID by Lila Avilés, coming soon to U.S. theaters! #com…
RT' @OKCMOA': Engrossing art doc WALKING ON WATER follows internationally renowned artist #Christo as he creates his breathtaking new install…
RT' @FilmStreams': Coming soon: DIAMANTINO, a sweet, dim-witted soccer hunk's gonzo comic odyssey! Featuring the largest stampede of giant Pe…
Inquiries & Press
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871
Press & Media
For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing email@example.com or calling 212-629-6880.