Review of Happy Endings(2009)
Tara Hurley, the filmmaker, has testified before the RI House Judiciary Committee and said on talk shows that based on observations making the film, there is no sex trafficking in Rhode Island. This is the view that is conveyed by “Happy Endings?” There are serious omissions of information about the people in the film and political biases that the filmmaker does not acknowledge.
- "Happy Endings",
- decriminalized prostitution,
- organized crime,
- sex trafficking
- American Studies,
- American Film Studies,
- Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies,
- Women's Studies,
- Film and Media Studies,
- Race, Ethnicity and Post-Colonial Studies,
- Asian American Studies,
- Social Work,
- Gender and Sexuality,
- Inequality and Stratification,
- Politics and Social Change and
- Social Control, Law, Crime, and Deviance
Publication DateMay 25, 2009
Citation InformationHughes, Donna M. (2009, May 25). Comment on "Happy Endings?" Tara Hurley's documentary on Asian spa-brothels in Rhode Island. Rhode Island: Citizens Against Trafficking.
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