Professor of literature.
High-ranking military officer.
All assured gateways into the sex trade.
At least if movies have it right.
Cinema is rife with characters who are doing one thing one minute, then involved in the skin trade the next. So as we anticipate watching a law school student slide into the world of high-priced escorting on the forthcoming small-screen version of The Girlfriend Experience on Starz this weekend, it seemed an apt moment to consider the history of characters moonlighting in sex work. Enter our Hollywood’s Ladies and Gentlemen of the Night slideshow.
Yes, this totally counts as “research.”