The Sydney Festival sell-out and directorial debut of producer John Winter (Rabbit-Proof Fence, Doing Time For Patsy Cline) follows Angie (played by eight actresses), a sex worker who is driven to set the record straight about sex.
It's all very topical for "Sin City" Sydney, which this week is hosting Sexpo.
The official pitch...
Australian producer John Winter (Rabbit-Proof Fence, Doing Time for Patsy Cline) makes his directorial debut with a conceptually daring work that adopts a film-within-a-film structure. Angie (played alternately by Katherine Hicks, Anya Beyersdorf, Valerie Bader, Roxane Wilson, Michelle Vergara Moore, Dina Panozzo, Saskia Burmeister and Maia Thomas) is a sex worker being interviewed by a director (Matthew Holmes) who is making a film about sex. Determined to set the record straight about love, seduction and power, Angie's interview is erotic, funny and confronting. Her intellectual striptease and no-holes-barred approach to talking about sex ultimately turns the tables, exposes the interviewer and positions him as an unwilling subject. Nicola Daley's luscious black-and-white cinematography evokes the grand Hollywood 'casting-couch' era and Andy Warhol's Screen Tests; Adrian Rostirolla's editing slips provocatively and seamlessly between the knockout performances from the eight Angies; and Winter's sharply intelligent script tackles the most mysterious and everyday subject head-on.
Festival Guests John Winter, Melissa Beauford, Saskia Burmeister, Dina Panozzo, Anya Beyersdorf, Valerie Bader, Katherine Hicks, Roxane Wilson, Michelle Vergara Moore, Maia Thomas.
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