Your escort finally arrived. She knows what’s up. You know too. Strangely though, there are awkward gaps of silence as you initiate some small talk to make her feel relaxed. She already thinks you’re socially strange. That doesn’t surprise you because some escorts have been bold enough to tell you so without wincing. In a bid to get that tag off your back, you come up with ideas – talk about books, politics, music, board games….none of these seem to work. It then hits you that you should come up with something an escort can easily relate to. Something that won’t just entertain the two of you, but also give her a clue to the kind of eroticism you’re into. Movies! It’s a eureka moment for you. But where exactly do you start? Relax. The following movies hardly ever disappoint.
The Girl Next Door – 2004
Picture this – you’re a shy high school senior. You’re almost 18. For some reason though, you’ve never had a girl touch you. You haven’t touched one too. You have no idea what it feels like to get laid. Then the unexpected happens. A beautiful girl moves in next door. You talk a little and before you know it, the two of you click naturally. What started out as a good bond between neighbours quickly morphs into a tense friendship with hints of romance. That’s exactly what the two main characters in the movie – Matthew (Emile Hirsch) and Danielle (Elisha Cuthbert) are all about. Matthew somehow finds out that Danielle’s past isn’t something he’d have ever imagined. She’s a former porn star. He finds it hard to accept that fact. Typical of many brutes, he breaks up with her, a move that sees her sink back the past she’s running away from. Will he soon realize he was wrong about her?
The Escort – 2016
What happens when a young, unemployed journalist meets a hot Stanford graduate working as an escort? No one knows really. Well, at least no one knew until 2016 when The Escort hit cinemas. Mitch Cooper (Michael Doneger) is without a doubt grappling with mid-life crisis. He’s aimless, single and strangely, a sex addict. His woes worsen when he gets fired from a job he desperately needs so as to get his life together. He soon finds a promising opportunity. To bag it though, he must write a very interesting story. He meets Natalie (Lyndsy Fonseca) She’s smart. She’s sexy too. He find it strange that a Stanford graduate works as an escort. She makes good money doing it so it eventually makes sense. The two become very good friends. They actually fall in love. He struggles to find a good story when it suddenly occurs to him that Natalie’s life is very interesting. After pleading with her, she lets him writer about her. She lets him accompany her everywhere as he acts as her bodyguard. Each encounter turns out to be intriguing for both of them. As all these happens, he observes that she’s also miserably lonely…
Young And Beautiful 2013
Its premier saw it stand out as one of the most popular French films in 2013 and 2014. The movie features Isabelle, who loses her virginity at the age of 17. The experience leaves her empty and somewhat lonely. She soon starts working as a call girl at a high end hotel. Lea, as she refers to herself, makes good money. Everything works out well for her until a client dies while having sex with her. Her parents discover that their daughter has been living a lifestyle they knew nothing about. She gets grounded. She starts life again on a clean slate before suddenly, she gets drawn back to the life she lived before.
Sonny – 2002
You don’t come across movies featuring male escorts often. Sonny is different because the star, Sonny Phillips (James Franco) is actually a male escort. He returns home to New Orleans after a stint in the army. He’s in search of a stable life but nothing seems to work for him. There are no prospects for him as expected. He reluctantly agrees to work as an escort after he discovers his mom financially distressed. Strangely, his mom Jewel (Brenda Blethyn) is also an escort. The only good thing going on in Sonny’s life is his girlfriend Carol (Mena Suvari). She soon turns out to be Jewel’s newest protégé.
House of Tolerance – 2011
House of Tolerance first premiered at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. It soon became an instant hit in both Europe and North America. The movie depicts the lives of a group of escorts working in a luxurious Paris brothel. The movie features a young girl starting life in Paris with the uncertainties that come along with adulthood. She resorts to work as an escort in the French capital hoping for a good life. Everything happens in between though – the good, the bad and the outrageously ugly. From romantic marriage proposals, violence, drugs and pregnancy scares, the movie is all about the untold stories of what life as an escort is Paris looks like.
The Immigrant – 2013
An innocent Polish woman is tricked into a life of vaudeville and burlesque. She’s fled war tone Poland with her sister hoping for a better life America. The two sisters Ewa (Marion Cotillard) and Magada (Angela Sarafyan) struggle financially. Magda then suffers a chronic lung disease that forces her into quarantine in Ellis Island. Hope comes along in the shape of Bruno(Joaquin Phoenix) who saves them from getting depoarted. He soon exploits Ewa who struggles to make money to have her sister released from quarantine. He begins prostituting her before he realizes that he’s in love with her.
Leaving Las Vegas – 1995
Like in all his movies Nicolas Cage doesn’t disappoint in Leaving Las Vegas. He stars as Ben Sanderson, a very successful and award winning Hollywood screenwriter. His life takes a nosedive as alcohol ruins everything he’s ever made of himself from money and reputation. He soon realizes there’s no way out so he opts to commit suicide. In a strange turn of events, he chooses Las Vegas as his enclave to end his miserable life. He lands there only to meet another lonely soul – Sera. She’s an escort. He agrees to live with her on one serious condition – that she won’t convince him to abandon his suicide mission. The two seem to get along very well….but where exactly will they end up?
Pretty Woman – 1990
Think of Priceless Woman as yet another Julia Roberts masterpiece. The movie stars Edward, a merciless businessman who decides to hire a sexy escort for a series of social events. What starts out as a normal business arrangement between an escort and a businessman quickly turns out to be romantic affair.
The movie stands out for very many reasons. First off, the acting is out of this world with Richard Gear and Julia Roberts giving scintillating and engaging performances. The movie is by all means a timeless classic. One you can watch over and over solely because of the storyline, which needless to say, is peppered with palpable and unending suspense. Spoiler alert – each suspense will get you horny!
True Romance 1993
The world of escorting is hardly ever complete without cocaine stories. This one isn’t an exception. A sexy escort Alabama (Patricia Arquette) falls in love with a diehard Elvis fanatic who also turns out to be a nerd. The nerd, Clarence (Christian Slater) accidentally kills Alabama’s pimp as soon as he tells him he’s in love with Alabama. They promptly decide to flee but as they rush, Clarence grabs a suitcase full of cocaine thinking its Alabama’s clothes. They try to sell the cocaine but quickly realize they are followed.
Klute – 1971
The film stars Jana Fonda (Bree Daniel) and Donald Sutherland (John Klute). Bree is unaware that she’s a person of interest in an investigation, following the sudden disappearance of a successful businessman. John Klute, the detective hired to monitor Bree does his job pretty well. He discovers Bree is a successful New York call girl. Strangely, he falls in love with her. He then discovers that he isn’t the only person following her. It turns out that someone wants to execute Bree.
Requiem For A Dream – 2000
The film follows the disturbing and messy lives of four drug addicts and junkies – Marion, Sara, Harry and Tyrone. The four share a unique connection. Their individual obsessions, secret lives and fears get suppressed as dependency and overreliance on drugs take a toll on them. With erotic scenes exuding luscious oral sex, fears of the uncertain and chronic drug addictions, Requiem for a Dream sets you on tense path for 90 minutes. It is the perfect balance of pain and pleasure as it portrays characters in a forlorn fashion while at the same time, arouses deep and emphatic emotions for the characters. Think of it as a movie depicting exactly what happens in life when one becomes chronically addicted to drugs and what the world of escorting is all about.