Scarlet Road

Scarlet Road

  • Director(s): Catherine Scott
  • Producer(s): Pat Fiske
  • Country: Australia
  • Year: 2011
  • Duration: 70 min
  • Language: English
  • Format: HDCAM 1080/50i
  • Website: www.scarletroad.com.au

For Rachel Wotton, business means pleasure. With prostitution legal in Australia, she works proudly in the open as a sex worker who is very happy with her chosen field. Articulate, outspoken and compassionate, she is a far cry from our stereotyped images of prostitutes. And to some of Australia’s most marginalised men, she is a saviour. Half of Rachel’s clients are people with disabilities, who blossom under her loving touch. An engineer by trade, John’s deteriorating MS has severely curtailed his independence, and left him in a chin controlled wheelchair. But a night with Rachel makes him feel like a man again. It’s a rare pleasure he can’t afford very often: “I have to remember very carefully the last time,” he smiles ruefully. This funny and moving film is at times revelatory in its insights into sexuality, sex work and the disabled.

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Director Filmography
  • 2006, Sun Cookers
  • 2004, Selling Sickness
  • 2000, Business Behind Bars/Profits of Punishment
  • 1996, Lock Down USA
  • 1995, TV Connections
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