True Romance

Representations of Sex Workers: The Roundup


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‘True Romance’ or How Alabama Whitman Started the Fall of Damsels in Distress

Proving that love is a strength, not a weakness

On its surface, ‘True Romance’ comes off as yet another story about a guy who saves a girl from a horrible existence as a sex worker and he protects her forever and they live happily together forever and ever, the end. But, if you’ve ever seen it, you know that this is not the case. Alabama Whitman is a hero in her own right. She’s never apologetic about her sex life or her choices; they are what they are and she’s OK with it.