Modern Whore

University student by day, escort by night, Andrea Werhun led a secret life under the alias “Mary Ann.” To her horror, Andrea discovers outrageous online reviews of Mary Ann's sexual performance written by self-proclaimed “hobbyists.” In this hybrid documentary, hobbyist and escort perspectives collide with hilarious and revealing results. And when the sex work narrative is controlled by johns, there are darker consequences than just a bad Memoir," the acclaimed illustrated art book created in collaboration with the film's director, Nicole Bazuin. review. Modern Whore is a rare sex work narrative told and performed by the sex worker herself. The film is an adaptation of "Modern Whore: A

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Nicole Bazuin

Executive Producer:

Nicole Bazuin, Andrea Werhun, Jonas Diamond


Lisa Baylin


Nicole Bazuin


Nina Djacic


Nicole Bazuin

Production Designer:

Chareese McLaughlin

Sound Designer:

Daenen Bramberger

Principal Cast:

Andrea Werhun, Michael Cuddy, John Marcucci, Chester Brown, Patrick Orr, Mark LaPointe

Additional Credits:

Line Producer: Gina Lomas, Visual Effects: Alex Kingsmill, Script Supervisor: Shawna Edward, Wardrobe and Makeup: Paul Langill, Assistant Director: Rachael Arundel, Assistant Camera: Aaron McMurtry, Gaffer: Dakota Mazzuca, Sound Recordist: Bridget Tang, 2nd AC: Monica Meng, Grip: Edward Hernandez


Public Film Contact:

Nicole Bazuin

Publicity Contact:

Amy Saunders