"Hookers are using the controversial Airbnb home-sharing Web site to turn prime Manhattan apartments into temporary brothels," while "[c]rafty hobos are turning the Manhattan Bridge into a veritable shantytown, complete with elaborate plywood shacks that are truly 'must see to believe.'" It is, indeed, a hell of a town.
With the prostitution problem in Treviso, Italy, proving perilous for motorists-some of whom, say a local mayor, are so disoriented by the site of the many barely-dressed prostitutes that they are getting into auto accidents-the authorities have introduced signs advising of the prostitutes' presence. But this has proven confusing to the locals, one of whom wondered, "Does it mean I have to look out for prostitutes crossing or that they are available around here?"
A terrific update to this interview: After publication, director Slava Tsukerman clarified that, in Liquid Sky 2, the brilliant Anne Carlisle will return in the role of Margaret.
Liquid Sky is one of the most visually ambitious films ever made about fashion, heroin, New Wave clubs, UFO saucers, ordering Chinese food and having them put it on your tab, the Empire State Building, androgyny, neon and tin foil. The 1982 cult classic may be the perfect embodiment of camp. Unlike contemporary low-budget cinema, which prizes an aesthetic of apathy, Liquid Sky makes its efforts visible. Judgmental fashion reporters cackle straight into the camera. Catwalk scenes take place [...]
"I cannot say for certain until I speak to her, but it may have affected her. I guess she came to the realisation that prostitutes are just people, it's not the stereotype that people often seem to think." -Paul Magnanti, father of Brooke Magnanti, on his patronage of over 150 prostitutes. Brooke Magnanti recently outed herself as the author of Belle de Jour, the popular prostitute blog.