Confessions of a Brazilian Call Girl (2011) Bruna Surfistinha

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Confessions of a Brazilian Call Girl (2011) Bruna Surfistinha

Confessions of a Brazilian Call Girl (2011)
BRRip 720p | MKV | 1280 x 720 | x264 @ 2560 Kbps | 1h 47mn | 2,37 Gb
Audio: Portuguese AC3 5.1 @ 448 Kbps | Subs: English (embedded)
Genre: Drama | Director: Marcus Baldini

Raquel is a girl, adopted by an upper middle class family, who rebelled at 17 and left her family and studies at a traditional college in São Paulo to become a call girl. Shortly after starting work, she decided to write a blog about her experiences. Since some clients thought she looked like a surfer she adopted the name "Surfistinha" which means little surfer girl. This blog became a sensation, and quickly became one of the most popular blogs in Brazil. Becoming famous, her life changed significantly. She went on to be interviewed on Brazilian talk shows similar to Oprah and David Letterman, all the while continuing her blog about her racy exploits. She wrote a book about these experiences: "O Doce Veneno Do Escorpião" (The Sweet Venom Of The Scorpion).

IMDB - 7 wins

Also Known As: Little Surfer Girl (2011) (USA pre-release title)
I found Bruna Surfistinha to be an interesting tale of a lost young girl who ultimately becomes a woman in control of her life. It is made clear early on she wants cash so that she will not be dependent on anyone. She chooses to work in a higher end brothel. The view of the sex industry as a regular job with hours, rules and a break room helped remove some of the voyeuristic feel. There are a lot of sex scenes, but much like Shame, the sex loses its sexiness after a while. Her job just happens to be in the sex trade with much of the film taking place in her 'office.' The sex scenes were well framed, to me reflecting Bruna's journey from girl to woman. As the film progressed, the characters began to shine through and I found myself focused on them.

There are many savvy observations served up in the dialogue. The film doesn't give part answers as to why or offer explanations, but rather is a relatively true rendition of what was a Brazilian internet phenomenon. In many ways it is a Horatio Alger success story while being a train wreck talk show scandal all at the same time.

I would recommend it for a variety of reasons, but would also say it might not be for everyone. I'm glad I saw it.
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Confessions of a Brazilian Call Girl (2011) Bruna Surfistinha

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