INFORMATION: THE FILM HAS BEEN SHOT AND IS NOW IN POST PRODUCTION
CENSWHORESHIP is a film by, about and partly with sex workers who want to make way for more narratives and a more complex, humane view of sex workers. With no room for more narratives, sex workers will remain stigmatized, misunderstood and ostracized from society.
As sex workers, we are used to entertain and Censwhore$hip is a very entertaining film.
One day in "Heaven" the whoregodess Horkatlana is visited by a TV production. She has been matched for the TV show "Married at first illusion".
Meanwhile on earth the non-conformist prostitution police Petrus starts having surrealistic dreams when asleep.
In a kitchen-sink-realistic drama we also follow the sex worker Ester who tries to attach to her new boyfriend Fredrik, who struggles with his view of sex work. He believes it is a way of self harm - and that Ester just hasn't realized that yet. Ester has also gotten an additional job for an international research project who employ sex workers to do peer-interviews with other sex workers. It's a research about sex workers mental health. Thereby she gets in contact with a migrant sex worker "Chiara", who in a documentary format talls about her experiences of whore stigma in Sweden. Censwhoreship is a film about four characters who are affected by the whore stigma in different ways.
The film is based on interviews with sex workers in Sweden. Many of the creators of the film are sex workers - for example the author and director Ronja Berg.
A MULTI GENRE FILM
CENSWHORE$HIP has all the genres that sex work has: Surrealism, drama, comedy, horror, documentary and of course fantasy!
WHO IS RONJA BERG?
Ronja Berg is a filmmaker and sex worker in her twenties. She has mainly done escorting and porn but also some phone sex work and professional domination.
WHAT IS CENSWHORESHIP?
CENSWHORESHIP is an imaginative multigenre feature film with the aim of making room for more narratives about sex work. Today in Sweden, only one narrative is accepted and it is in line with what the Swedish Sex Purchase Act says: Buying sex is men's violence against women.
It excludes many dangers that sex workers experience (authorities, stigmatization, ostracism, police, the police' criminal means to evict, deport and stalk sex workers, etc.) and paints a picture of all clients as violent and as the only threat worth focusing on. Few have in mind that sex workers often strain to pick good clients, stand up for their work boundaries against clients and adopt security measures — even if that's made hard by laws making clients paranoid, requiring sex workers to put their safety from the police ahead of the sex worker's own safety.
How laws and the police' criminal means affect the safety and access to human rights of sex workers - that is censwhored by the constant focus on stories that are supposed to prove that clients can be violent - something sex workers are already frighteningly aware of.
That sex buying is seen as men's violence against women, gives the impression that sex workers should expect to be treated badly because violence is part of our service. The understanding of the many different needs of sex workers and why we decide to do sex work is therefore very low, which results in porr and stigmatizing treatment by health care, authorities and society in general. The needs are also not met in society, because everyone believes that our only need is to stop (<-- not even that does Sweden offer resourses for).
The narrative of sex-buying as men's violence against women is also permeated by the Whore-Madonna complex: A "good woman" (a madonna) would never have her own agenda selling sexual services and she would see it as violence. She deserves to be welcomed back into society. But a "bad woman" who wants to set her own agenda and who doesn't condemn sex work, is part of the condemned industry (a whore). She is then called a "happy whore" or a madonna who just hasn't realized how broken she is. Therefore she is not worth worth listening to.
That buying sex is men's violence against women also cenwhores many of the men and non-binary people who sell sex.
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Censwhore$hips fiction parts were shot in august 2021. Most of the budget was from Ronjas sex work, since we didn't get funding from Moving Sweden/swedish filminstitute. Now the film will be in post production, which also will cost money. We will apply for other support in post production too, but it's hard to get so we appreciate donations tremendously! You can also support the film by following Ronjas onlyfans. The money will go to:
Travel and accommodation to shoot “Chiaras” documentary part.
Travels for post production meetings
Editing - Ronja will edit the film, but she also needs to be able to pay her rent
Grading - a pro needs to do this
Soundmixing - Sound is very important in a film. A pro needs to do this
Editing of effects
Rent a music studio to record the films music hits, which will then be found on spotify
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