Very Young Girls


Very Young Girls (2007)



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Director David Schisgall addresses the sensitive topic of underage prostitution in New York City with this sobering documentary detailing the stories of several unsuspecting girls who fell prey to the city's vicious and manipulative pimps. As hopeless as the girls' situations may seem, however, there is a light at the end of the tunnel in the form of former prostitute Rachel Lloyd. The founder of Girls Education and Mentoring Services (GEMS), Lloyd is committed to ensuring that the youth of today avoid making the same mistakes that she did when she was lured into the sordid world of prostitution.

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Critic Reviews for Very Young Girls

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (3)

Adopting a confessional, direct-to-camera interview style for most of its running time, this unvarnished vérité documentary about teenage prostitutes in New York City resolutely resists the urge to dramatize. The heartbreaking stories are drama enough.

Jul 7, 2008 | Rating: 3.5/5

[A] heartbreaking look at the trafficking of underage girls in New York City.

Jul 1, 2008

Simply doesn't dig deep enough to generate fresh outrage.

Oct 9, 2007
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The film brings the painful plight of teenage prostitutes to light, refrains from inflicting any degree of blame or shame on them and points to ways they can reclaim their lives.

Jun 4, 2009 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Sex, Class and Ho Daddies: The criminalization of sexually abused and exploited ghetto girls in scathing documentary.

Jul 5, 2008 | Full Review…

Should we really be surprised about this explosion in human trafficking in the ghetto when it has been celebrated for over a decade in every other gangsta' video?

Jul 4, 2008 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

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