Meet the Fokkens. They’re two of Amsterdam’s beloved prostitutes and they happen to be twins with 40+ years of experience. Louise and Martine Fokkens freed themselves from the control of their pimps, ran their own brothel and set up the first informal trade union for prostitutes. So it’s not surprising that they’re familiar faces in Amsterdam’s Red Light District.
This documentary looks surprisingly endearing. It pays homage to the two women, who are both bidding farewell to the industry. It also follows the quirky pair in their home, at work, and then to the sex shop where they talk about vibrators.
The film also takes a serious look at how the industry has changed in Amsterdam. In the old days, the local copper would tap on the window if a girl was showing too much ankle (gasp) and now the girls deal coke from the cubicles.
The film will hit small screens this summer and is expanding to major theatrical markets in September or October.
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