I Was a Teenage Prostitute

United States


The true story of a 17 year-old high school junior who accidentally lands in a suburban rub and tug. The filmmaker describes finding identity and family as an underage prostitute and the subsequent wrestling with shame and stereotypes. Now, a mother of two children with a most conventional life, she looks back with humor and pride.

Juliana Piccillo is a filmmaker and writer. Her films have screened in the Tribeca Film Festival, The Los Angeles International Short Film Festival and Women in the Director's Chair. Her essay, "Vice", appeared in the book Ho's Hookers, Call Girls, and Rent Boys.

Related Issues

Sex Workers Rights Sex Workers' Rights in the Americas

Genre

Documentaries

Length

22 Minutes

Year

2011