Sex Work is Work: Part 1
Wow, what an experience! The first part in a series of films I have made putting the voices of sex workers center stage, Sex Work is Work features Dante and Maria discussing their lives and experiences as sex workers, and their excitement at meeting for the first time. Maria hires Dante as an escort - her first time doing so, and his first time with a woman as an escort. Their excitement and clear sexual chemistry was exactly what I had hoped for. This film is full of the magic of real, thrilling, ecstatic sexual chemistry between two liberated, brave and intelligent people. It was a blast to shoot and I feel uplifted by the sheer positivity of every part of this film whenever I watch it.
Doing porn and owning my sexuality has changed my life forever. I am a sex worker and I am sick and tired of the hypocrisy within society that stigmatises and demoralises all those that use their sexuality for work. Sex work is real work and we are human beings, all of us different but with a lot of things in common too. We want and need decriminalisation to make our lives and working conditions better. My body is mine. And I want to have the choice to work with my sexuality, and not be discriminated or criminalised for it. My fantasy, and my goal, is to live in a world that accepts our work like any other work. To live in a society where we can enjoy our sexuality how we choose to and want to: paying for it, or not.