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The Resource Working girls, a Lizzie Borden Alternate Current production ; story, Lizzie Borden ; screenplay, Lizzie Borden with Sandra Kay ; produced by Lizzie Borden and Andi Gladstone ; directed by Lizzie Borden

Working girls, a Lizzie Borden Alternate Current production ; story, Lizzie Borden ; screenplay, Lizzie Borden with Sandra Kay ; produced by Lizzie Borden and Andi Gladstone ; directed by Lizzie Borden

Label
Working girls
Title
Working girls
Statement of responsibility
a Lizzie Borden Alternate Current production ; story, Lizzie Borden ; screenplay, Lizzie Borden with Sandra Kay ; produced by Lizzie Borden and Andi Gladstone ; directed by Lizzie Borden
Title variation
Criterion Collection presents
Contributor
Actor
Director of photography
Film director
Film producer
Production company
Production designer
Publisher
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Sex work is portrayed with radical nonjudgment in this immersive, richly detailed look at the rhythms and rituals of society's most stigmatized profession. Inspired by the experiences of the sex workers Borden met while making her underground feminist landmark Born in Flames, Working Girls reveals the textures of a day in the life of Molly, a photographer working part-time in a Manhattan brothel, as she juggles a steady stream of clients, balances nurturing relationships with her coworkers with the demands of an ambitious madam, and above all fights to maintain her sense of self in a business in which the line between the personal and the professional is all too easily blurred. In viewing prostitution through the lens of labor, Borden boldly desensationalizes the subject, offering an empathetic, humanizing, often humorous depiction of women for whom this work is just another day at the office
Member of
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Production designer, Kurt Ossenfort ; director of photography, Judy Irola ;
Dewey number
791.43/72
Language note
Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH)
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.W67 2021
PerformerNote
Louise Smith, Ellen McElduff, Amanda Goodwin, Marusia Zach, Janne Peters, Helen Nicholas
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1958-
  • 1955-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Borden, Lizzie
  • Gladstone, Andi
  • Kay, Sandra
  • Irola, Judy
  • Ossenfort, Kurt
  • Smith, Louise
  • McElduff, Ellen
  • Goodwin, Amanda
  • Zach, Marusia
  • Peters, Janne
  • Nicholas, Helen
  • Alternate Current (Firm)
  • Criterion Collection (Firm)
Runtime
94
Series statement
The Criterion collection
Series volume
1087
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Prostitution
  • Manhattan (New York, N.Y.)
  • Prostitution
  • New York (State)
  • New York (State)
Technique
live action
Label
Working girls, a Lizzie Borden Alternate Current production ; story, Lizzie Borden ; screenplay, Lizzie Borden with Sandra Kay ; produced by Lizzie Borden and Andi Gladstone ; directed by Lizzie Borden
Link
https://thumbnail.midwesttape.com/14116744_180.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from title frame
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1986
  • Wide screen
  • Special features: audio commentaries ; essay by author So Mayer and excerpts from a 1987 interview with Borden by film critic Scott MacDonald
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1251390897
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Director approved special edition.
Extent
1 videodisc (94 min.)
Isbn
9781681438627
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515261913
Other physical details
DVD video, sound, color
Publisher number
CC3280DDVD
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)1251390897
System details
DVD; region 1, NTSC: wide screen (1.66:1) presentation; monaural
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Working girls, a Lizzie Borden Alternate Current production ; story, Lizzie Borden ; screenplay, Lizzie Borden with Sandra Kay ; produced by Lizzie Borden and Andi Gladstone ; directed by Lizzie Borden
Link
https://thumbnail.midwesttape.com/14116744_180.jpg
Publication
Note
  • Title from title frame
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1986
  • Wide screen
  • Special features: audio commentaries ; essay by author So Mayer and excerpts from a 1987 interview with Borden by film critic Scott MacDonald
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1251390897
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Director approved special edition.
Extent
1 videodisc (94 min.)
Isbn
9781681438627
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
715515261913
Other physical details
DVD video, sound, color
Publisher number
CC3280DDVD
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)1251390897
System details
DVD; region 1, NTSC: wide screen (1.66:1) presentation; monaural
Video recording format
DVD

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