Sex Work Is Work

Directed by Erika Lust

year 2018    

Bringing the voices of sex workers centre stage, Erika Lust directs a two part series of documentary films featuring Maria Riot, Dante Dionys, and camming couple Moth + Rust. In the first part, Dante Dionys and Maria Riot discuss their lives and experiences as sex workers, and their excitement at meeting for the first time. Maria hires Dante as an escort, her first time doing so, and his first time with a woman as an escort. Meanwhile, in the second part of the series, real life couple Moth + Rust perform a live cam show for Maria Riot. Enlightening, tender and thrilling, Lust captures the subject of sex work as legitimate work and the hypocrisy of stigma that sex workers have to face.