Student Services is a French independent film that deals with a very taboo subject: teenage prostitution. The beautiful Deborah Francois (Unmade Beds) gives a solid performance in this gritty tale of desperation and falling on hard times. IFC Films presents this movie on DVD and those who enjoy dark sexy dramas may want to check it out.
Laura (Francois) is a hardworking 19-year-old college student who wants good grades very badly. She has a part-time job and struggles to make ends meet that is until she answers a job ad on the Internet. The ad is from a man in his 50s who seeks a female student for “tender moments.” Laura agrees to meet the man and soon sexual favors are being exchanged for money. Content that she is getting income, she eventually becomes a hooker for a hire satisfying middle-aged men and bringing their fantasies of being with a younger woman to life.
At first, Laura decides to make some extra cash with this whole prostitution enterprise however it soon becomes a regular job. With money in her pocket, Laura continues to pleasure men and at the same time focuses strongly on her college education.
Spoken in French with English subtitles, Student Services is a very interesting story of a girl who will do pretty much anything to get by. Francois is terrific as Laura, a strong young woman who is basically just trying to survive in the real world. Writer/director Emmanuelle Bercot (Clement) has crafted a truly beautiful film. The characters are well-developed, the script is genuine and the acting is realistic. Student Services is just exquisite.
DVD Bonus Features
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