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FULL SYNOPSIS

The Working Girls in this New York-based film are laboring away at the World's Oldest Profession. Molly (Louise Smith), a Yale grad whos lives with her lesbian lover, turns tricks to keep food on the table. She approaches each day with fear and loathing, carrying out her responsibilities with crisp, businesslike efficiency. Her coworkers include Gina (Marussia Zach), who hopes to stay a hooker just long enough to finance her own business, and Dawn (Amanda Goodwin), an outspoken college student who harbors dreams of becoming a lawyer. The film covers a single day in the lives of these three ladies, neither judging nor apologizing: a job's a job, the film seems to be saying, whether it's punching a clock or rolling in the sack with an elderly stranger. Director Lizzie Borden's matter-of-fact approach to her material (based on six months' worth of interviewing genuine prostitutes) places Working Girls head and shoulders above the usual lachrymose "ladies of the evening" drama. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:February 27, 1987

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Sundance Film Festival Lizzie Borden Honorable Mention: Dramatic 1986 Nominee

Cast

Ellen McElduff
as Lucy
Amanda Goodwin
as Dawn
Marusia Zach
as Gina
Janne K. Peters
as April
Helen Nicholas
as Mary
Frederick Neumann
as Fantasy Fred
Paul Slimak
as Jay
Patience Pierce
as Kathy
Martin Haber
as Don
Dan Nutu
as George, the Cook
Frederick Neumann
as Fantasy Fred
Martin Haber
as Don
Patience Pierce
as Kathy
Paul Slimak
as Jay

Crew

Lizzie Borden
Director
Lizzie Borden
Producer
Andi Gladstone
Producer
June Roberts
Screenwriter
Laurie Craig
Screenwriter
Lizzie Borden
Screen Story
Lizzie Borden
Screenwriter
Sandra Kay
Screenwriter
Judy Irola
Cinematographer
David van Tieghem
Composer (Music Score)
Lizzie Borden
Editor
Meg McLagan
Production Designer
Kurt Ossenfort
Production Designer
Leigh Kyle
Art Director
Roma Baran
Music Producer
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