I am getting everything ready to start selling DVDs. I spent a large amount of money producing this film. Mostly on translations and music, all in total I would say I spent about a years salary. I know I will make that back, plus more. It is not about the money. I know when people say that, they are saying it is about the money, but in making this film I did see first hand how money truly is the root of all evil.
I would see how some of the women who were in the business would make a ton of money and blow it at casinos. Some would buy things I thought were ridiculous, like $500 handbags. Some were there and had goals, one was there for one month in the summer and paid her College tuition. But more often I saw the old proverb “The body is cheap, the heart is priceless”.
I want to take the money I get from making the film and put it to good use. I am going to set aside a portion of the profits to go towards two non-profits. I haven’t found what two yet, but one will be a sex-workers rights group. That is what the main character “Heather” would have wanted. The other group I want to donate to is one set up to fight violence against women. I think I will contact Day One RI. They were involved with bringing translators into the massage parlors into the spas after I began the film. Of all the people involved in the film, Day One was the only people who actuall asked to meet with me to ask me what I was finding out while I was filming. They seemed genuinly conserned with the wellbeing of the women. I don’t know their position on sex work or prostitution, but I know ultimately we shared the same concern for the women.