Whore (1991)


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Russell's avowed purpose with Whore was to avoid the glamorous depiction of prostitution common to such slick Hollywood products as Pretty Woman. As played by Theresa Russell (no relation to Ken), the eponymous character lives a hellish existence. Relating her story directly to the camera, Russell introduces us to her no-good former husband (Jason Saucier), her brutish pimp (Benjamin Mouton), and the kinkiest of her "johns." Her one true friend, a bag man named Rasta (Antonio Fargas), also saves … More

Rating: NC-17 (adult situations/language, nudity, sex)
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Deborah Dalton, Ken Russell
In Theaters:
Trimark Pictures


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as Charlie

as Older Man in Car

as Brutal Man

as Professional Man

as Hippie

as Violent Man

as Wounded Girl

as Chrysler Man

as Man in Diner

as Nice-Looking Man

as Liz's Girlfriend

as Bill's Friend

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Critic Reviews for Whore

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (8)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | July 4, 1991
Entertainment Weekly
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Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | December 15, 2004
Village Voice
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July 11, 2004
Hollywood Reporter
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Audience Reviews for Whore

Theresa Russell shines in this underrated Ken Russell piece. Not necessarily groundbreaking, but fascinating nonetheless.

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