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Don-Ray WHORE December 7 2000 Prostitution a practice in which a person typically a woman becomes sexually available to another for a price is the premise of the movie Whore in which a single mother of one turns to prostitution in order to earn some extra money McCaghy p391 In the movie Whore the main character Liz is the product of unfortunate circumstances and lack of opportunities in which she had limited economic opportunities because of her social class and specific personal crises stemming from under or unemployment alcohol use and so on McCaghy p400 She turns to prostitution only after coming to the conclusion there is nothing more she can do In the movie Whore Lizs first experience with prostitution occurred at her dead-end waitress job when a customer asked for sexual favors in exchange for money The money ended up being too tempting for her to resist so she agreed and at that point Liz became a prostitute Prostitution was only a side job at first but with the death of her mother and the placement of her child in foster care Liz hired a Pimp and began prostituting full time The money Liz was earning from prostituting now was going directly to her pimp all 100 of it This is not an uncommon practice in the arena of prostitution for it is the pimp who purchases her clothes helps her out with money pays for her doctor bills arranges for bail and a lawyer when she gets arrested and most importantly provides her with affection and attention that she really desires McCaghy 401 Soon after acquiring a pimp Liz realizes he has been far too dominating and treated her as his slave Although her pimp was dominating her life he was always there to protect her from vicious customers as was the scene in the movie when her pimp came out of nowhere to
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