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In no way glorifying prostitution,
This review is from: Elles [DVD] (DVD)
The two interviewees of the frustrated housewife journalist played by Binoche appear to enjoy their escort role. We see them with various partners, in fairly steamy , confusingly erotic, scenes. Binoche clearly finds both girls fascinating and highly intelligent . Neither can really accept Binoche's opening assumption, that the girls' role must of necessity be degrading. Binoche gets increasingly captivated by their lives and sick of her own. But there are two significant glimpses of the girls which show their role in its degrading glory. Their relationships with their real boyfriends and mother, are also shown as casualties of their life choices. As an English speaker I found the drama fully engaging, the language an interesting study of interview technique. The acting is superb.