CENSWHORE$HIP means that some sides of sex workers are censored to make them fit the categories "broken whore" or "happy hooker".
There is always something that chafes about every sex worker and doesn’t fit the picture. So the majority of sex workers live under censwhoreship and are not seen as complex people with their own intentions and mixes of feelings, thoughts, opinions, knowlege and experiences
The censwhoreship increases the distance between the “normal world” and the sex industry, because “regular people” have a hard time identifying with these simplistic pictures - who can identify with a dehumanized picture?
Many finds it comfortable keeping people in the sex industry at a distance, by upholding the censwhoreship. It is even common that sex workers doesn't have access to the resources and rights in the society, because they don't fit the picture.
I am a sex worker who is fascinated by the censwhored - and why it is censwhored. I want to see a film without censwhoreship.
One day in "Heaven" the whoregodess Horkatlana is visited by a TV production. She has been matched for the TV show "Married at first illusion".
Meanwhile in Stockholm the non-conformist prostitution police Petrus starts having surrealistic dreams when asleep.
In a kitchen-sink-realistic drama we also follow the sex worker Ester Nordström who tries to attach to her new boyfriend Fredrik, who struggles with his views of sex work as a way of self harm. Ester has also gotten an additional job for an international research project who employ sex workers to do peer-interviews with other sex workers. It's a research about sex workers mental health. Thereby she gets in contact with the Romanian-Italian sex worker Chiara, who in a documentary format tells about her life and her experiences of being censwhored in Sweden.
The film and the characters are based on interviews with sex workers in Sweden. Many of the creators of the film are sex workers - for example the author and director Ronja Berg.
A FILM IN SWEDISH SPIRIT
Sweden is often associated with security and markets itself as a land caring for the well-being of people. Sweden often talks about fighting for human rights internationally and on the Swedish bills we see faces of some persons who fought for peoples well-being and put Sweden on the world map.
Ronjas film has risen from these Swedish values. It's a film about what happens with security when sex workers live under censwhoreship and stigma.
Censwhoreship is a mix genre feature film. Horkatlanas part is a comic B-movie drama. Petrus and Esters parts are surrealistic kitchen-sink-drama and Chiara, who is a real person tells her part in a documentary format.
WHO IS RONJA BERG?
Ronja Berg is a filmmaker and sex worker in her twenties. She has mainly done escorting but also some phone sex work, professional domination and porn. She has uptil now made films under another alias of which one film has been awarded at film festivals.
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We appreciate your donation tremendously! Censwhore$hip will be filmed no matter budget, however it would be nice to not have to do sex work to make a budget. We will also apply for support from other places. The money will go to:
Travel and accommodation to shoot “Chiaras” part. She lives in south of Europe.
Travels for pre production meetings with film team and actors.
Rental of film equipment and smaller purchases (hard drives etc)
Travel and accommodation for actors and film team during shooting
Food during the shooting of the production
Salaries (if possible)
Good sound <-- High priority
Costume, scenography etc.
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