Just Sign on The Dotted
Line: The Anti Prostitution Loyalty Oath
This video, narrated by Cosi Fabian, presents a history of a policy regulating
provision of foreign aid. The policy requires that recipients of USAID
funds sign an oath that they will not support sex workers' rights. This
policy is a telling example of how the U.S. exports repressive ideologies
through conditions set for foreign aid recipients. Video by Carol Leigh
Blind Eye To Justice:
HIV + Women In California Prisons
Narrated by Angela Davis, this experimental documentary is unique as it
portrays the injustices of the California prison system as seen through
the eyes of HIV+ women incarcerated in this system. "Blind Eye To
Justice" was named by Twillah Wallace, a current inmate and HIV+ woman.
Featuring a guest appearance by Rachel Maddow, animation and found footage
create a powerful montage that evokes the atmosphere in women's prisons--the
violations as well as the hope and courage of prison activists who fight
quietly, and from the inside. Video by Carol Leigh (35 min. 1998).
G.HO.S.T.*-Pt 1- *Grand
Homosexual Outrage at Sickening Televangelists
Spiritual Warfare- The G.H.O.S.T. Campaign-Documents the Halloween confrontation
as televangelist Larry Lea and his prayer warriors invade San Francisco
to exorcise the demons from the Bay Area. Includes TV news, in your face
interviews, and street theater by the Pink Jesus (Glibert Baker), Sadie,
Sadie, The Rabbi Lady,(Gli Block) and Ms. Harlot (Carol Leigh), dancing
nude with a live snake. Wild and shaky! Video by Carol Leigh (28 min.-1990).
Your Grandma Was Mugged-I Was Busy Arresting A Hooker
A short comedy about the trial of Starchild, the 'Million Dollar Male Escort.'
which chronicles a street theater protest by Sex Worker Outreach Project-USA
starring Robyn Few, Scarlot Harlot, Dee Dee Russell, Peter Keyes and Vanessa
Nelson. Video by Carol Leigh (6 min.-2007).
A Sex Worker Rights Music Video
This sex worker anthem stars Courtney Trouble. The video reflects a personal
and a political story that reaches out to individuals and organizations
which resist discrimination and work towards social justice and human rights
for sex workers.
"It's just like anything else, it's just a job, but we've got the
guts to profit off our own skin. They won't acknowledge us until we own
enough to control it. They won't respect us until we give them no other
choice." Video by Scarlot Harlot and Courtney Trouble (5 min.-2009).
Animated comedy starring famous prostitute, Carol Leigh (Scarlot Harlot)
and her mom, about Leigh's efforts to obtain respectability as an artist,
and to secure funding for a video about her mother's mink. In a parallel
tale, Leigh's mom (and co-star) Augusta reminisces about how she "saved
and suffered" to buy a mink stole to impress her mother. Video by
Carol Leigh (16 min.-1994).
Poverty, Not Prostitutes
This documentary of the 1989 World Whores' Summit in San Francisco features
prostitutes and activists from around the globe discussing human rights
as they effect prostitutes. Video by Carol Leigh (23 min.-1992 revision).
Sex Slut by Scarlot Harlot
Safe sex anthem,
music video with Scarlot Harlot singing, "The bedroom is the last
frontier. Condoms leave a souvenier!" Lyrics and music by Scarlot
Harlot, performed by Roberto Dario. Video by Carol Leigh and T.W.I.T. Tucson
Western International Television (4 min.-1987).
HARLOT'S INTERSTATE SOLICITATION TOUR
Scarlot and P.O.N.Y. (Prostitutes of New York) engage in civil disobedience
on Wall Street.(15 min). video by Carol Leigh and Maria Beatty (15 min.-1991).
Yes by Dee Dee Russell and Scarlot Harlot
Powerful, interracial date rape drama with performance artist, Dee Russell.
Directed by Dee Dee Russell and Scarlot Harlot. Written by Dee Dee Russell.
Shot and Edited by Scarlot Harlot. A ground breaking portrayal of sexual
assault and a sharp satire on interracial sexual perceptions. "Best
of the (Mill Valley) festival," said the SENTINEL and S.F. WEEKLY
Winner First prize for fiction in Visions of US, administered by THE AMERICAN
FILM INSTITUTE. (8 min-1990).
Say No To Mandatory Testing of Prostitutes
This 1988 video documents a campaign by against mandatory HIV testing (and
felony charges) of prostitutes organized by Leigh with THE AIDS ACTION
PLEDGE (precursor to ACT UP). Participants include Priscilla Alexander,
Bobbie Lily, Keith Hemm, Hank Tavera, Keith Griffith and a broken promise
and lie by Willie Brown. Cameo of Valerie Scott. Video by Carol Leigh (28
Out Hollywood: You Can’t Be Too Fabulous
Scarlot Harlot, Sadie, Sadie the Rabbi Lady and Chanel 2001 (Gilbert Baker)
drove down to Los Angeles to attend the Academy Awards in1989. This theatrical
romp was reported by the Los Angeles Times. The ensemble explains to the
other fans in that stands that they were prostitutes and homosexuals, telling
Hollywood to fess up. Video by Carol Leigh (12