Untitled “Pretties” Project
In development, Untitled “Pretties” Project takes a look into the underground world of “pretties:” women, often aspiring models, who are brought into high-end clubs by promoters in exchange for free alcohol, a glimpse of the high life, and, sometimes, rent. Pretties live in a dark world in many ways, considering that these women are essentially used as props to heighten the exclusivity of clubs, and are a more unknown and unconsidered form of sex workers. Oftentimes they are immigrants with no other prospects, relying on free rent in “model apartments.” I’ve been researching this project through the lens of a female promoter with experience in this world, who is beginning to introduce me to women she works with. I envision a female-ensemble drama that would star entirely non-actors with some experience working as pretties.