WHORES short film, audience reactions
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WHORES, 14min, USA, Comedy
Directed by Sydney Painter
Disillusioned with her survival jobs and disappointed by her dating prospects, Avery, a struggling comedienne, gives gig-economy sex work a shot. With her long history, it sounds like easy money, plus a little thrill. With the help of some close friends coaching her to be the best little prostitute she can be, she discovers there's more overlap between her new hustle and her old performing arts grind than she anticipated.
Director Biography - Sydney Painter
Sydney Painter thought it was bullshit when her theater professors would say, “If you can imagine yourself doing anything else, there’s the door.” But three cities, two heartbreaks, and a dripping fistful of ridiculous hustles later, she’s accepted that she truly is unfit for any lifestyle other than Artiste. After college and a charming interlude in a foreign country, she apprenticed at legendary new play incubator Magic Theatre in San Francisco, dramaturging for some of this century’s most innovative writers. A humorist by birth and a storyteller by training, Sydney will dredge human behavior without judgment and bring humor and compassion to dark, absurd corners. Also, there’s usually always some gender politics and queer theory.
Ari Hader - Avery
Aily Roper - Trin
Patrick Jones - Comedy Dude
Katie McGee - Jenny Kenny
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1. What motivated you to make this film?
Nicole Mercedes released this song from her album "Look Out Where You're Going: and wanted me to make a video for it. She had the kernel of the idea to have someone in drag sing it as karaoke.
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