It’s very easy to say because I do this shameful job I take drugs or drink, but the real reason prostitutes take drugs and drink is because prostitution is a party area. MJ: Prostitution also seems like a zone of often crushing boredom. Although condemned by the country’s Catholic church, Santa Muerte has seen a dramatic rise in popularity over the last decade.
If you got fucked over by a guy who stole all your money or something, then you become a cleaning lady. Women wait inside Bangkok’s Fish Tank, a glass enclosure that allows customers to browse the selection before buying.
MG: Sometimes the presence of a camera is like opening a door, because many people want what Andy Warhol called “15 minutes of fame.” But prostitutes don’t want that.
They know about the internet, they know their boyfriend can see them, or their parents, so overcoming those boundaries is very tough. But I come 10 times and hang out with them and share stuff.
was shot in 30 days, 10 days for each segment, but the research for each part lasted a couple of months.
MJ: Did the women respond differently to being photographed than to being filmed?