Under the Red Umbrella

with Power to the Sisters

"Sexwork to me is very much about artifice. It´s an act, a character, a fassade, a mask I take on and sell in hourly incommands to those who have the need, money and social position to tell their order and their desires.
My work clothes are kind of a kinky uniform which I put on, soil, strip and wash afterwards – like any other worker in the new economy."

A both visually and politically challenging portrait of an independent sex worker. A cliché-breaking declaration of sex work as a creative outlet and a chance for individual autonomy.
The protagonist offers her personal view on a profession that is still stigmatized by society norms and allows an insight in a realm that is mostly hidden from the public view.

Under the Red Umbrella

Centro Sociale
By: Julia Ostertag

Country: Germany
Year: 2009
Running time: 15:00 min
Language: English
Subtitles: German