Sex Workers Help People With Disabilities

The Scarlet Road is a story about an Australian sex worker who specialized in working with disabled populations and people who generally don’t get to have sex. Think autism, down syndrome, limited mobility and cognitive disabilities.

“We’re so used to talking about prostitutes and sex workers as victims who are always trafficked, and that’s true to some extent, but there’s a whole other flip side to it that I think is important to talk about,” said Gielow. “The sex worker in this film is really empowered and it’s the first time I’ve ever seen sex work portrayed in a light where she’s almost giving back. This film has been on our radar for awhile.”