Michael Glawogger's latest documentary, Whores' Glory, is an unflinching look into global prostitution. The film examines the daily routines and unnerving experiences of prostitutes in Thailand, Bangladesh and Mexico with each feeling like its own separate world. Whores' Glory is a bleak journey but is never remotely judgmental in approach, which in turn makes it that much more compelling. Michael Glawogger and cinematographer, Wolfgang Thaler, shoot this picture with such emotion, from almost shame-filled voyeuristic shots frequent in stretches of the Bangladesh segment, to a perfect variety of static and moving shots that never intend to sexualize these woman, The one exception would be a fantastic opening scene which is really the only part of the film that is sexually suggestive in nature. This is the only sequence in the film that is from the outside world's point of view. Whores' Glory dives deep into these woman's lives to the point where they reveal their souls. We explore their environments getting the accustomed to the world in which these prostitutes live. Even more importantly, Whores' Glory achives exactly what it sets out to do in giving an incredibly harrowing view into the world of prostitution in three distinct locations.
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