Sex Work is Work: Part 1

by MariaRiot

Director: Erika Lust
Performers: Maria Riot, Dante Dionys
Production year: 2018
Film duration: 00:27:40
Comments by Erika Lust

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.

Your Comments ↓
  1. jsten5028 says:

    Subtitles for the spanish interview?

  2. Humanoid-bonobo says:

    The therapist : “I think it’s men all over the world who have a problem.” !! 😳🤯

  3. mlust says:

    The orgasm scene is just amazing. Literally, this is the first time I've ever seen a girl directing the guy in order to make her come and where the scene doesn't end with him coming over her. Very powerful, thank you.

  4. tkk says:

    I loved it! This is truly a movie of substance and it sends an important message regarding sexwork and our sexuality.

    It was very honest, beautiful and of course very sexy. Maria Riot is such a talented woman and my favorite actress. She is fierce, compassionate and sexy. And her English was excellent.

    And finally, hats off to you Erika for directing this incredible film! You have built an impressive queendom of erotica. Your movies have quality and I´d rather pay for quality than watch shit for free.

    Anyway, you have fun on your world tour and remember to californicate in L.A. Kisses and hugs.

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