Chicken Ranch Reviews
There is no setup, no voice-over, no rush to judgment about any of the players, with the possible exception of the creepy owner.
The underlying theme is not lust but loneliness -- the girls visibly wilting as they live with the consequences of a life of anonymous sex; the customers, cheapskates and shame-faced; only the madam is able to maintain some personal dignity.
A searing indictment of the "sex industry" and the terrible price it exacts from all involved.
Interesting topic/subject matter which portrays a little insight into the world?s oldest profession and based in no other than the notoriously known ?Chicken Ranch? which had a stage show and film made about it?s working girls.
All in all, the movie is not an easy one to watch. The girls arouse pity and you will probably cringe a few times as they rant about their worst experiences so far and everytime you see some white trash trucker make off with a poor girl, the disgust clearly visible on her face.
Yet, as a film, the movie is daring and bold for choosing to portray the subject matter, but in terms of editing, camera and so forth it is not very watchable. Therefore, as a film, I reward it only two stars, although the subject matter is very interesting, but that should not be credited to the filmmakers.