Friday, August 07 2015
Today, we’ll learn about the second trope in this series: The Happy Hooker. It may seem that this trope is a positive depiction of sex work. The women are highly paid, live a glamorous life in beautiful surroundings, and ply their trade safely, without harassment or threats of violence from johns. They do not contract STDs, are not subjected to social stigma, and enjoy a carefree, independent lifestyle. In media, we see elements of The Happy Hooker in films such as The Girlfriend Experience, American Pimp, and older movies like Belle de Jour, Variety, and of course, The Happy Hooker. Click on title to continue reading.