I Was a Jewish Sex Worker (1997)

I Was a Jewish Sex Worker
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 15mins.
Genres Comedy, Documentary
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Phillip B Roth Actor Himself 1 1000001
Rosa von Praunheim Actor Himself 1 1000002
Annie Sprinkle Actor Herself 1 1000003
Phillip B Roth Director n/a 2 2000001
Paul Lee Producer n/a 3 3000001
A humorous, no-holds-barred autobiographical film about filmmaker (not novelist) Philip B. Roth's former career as a sex worker and his relationship with his uproarious Jewish family. From graphic erotic massages to an interview with his 81-year-old grandmother, Roth gives a well-rounded explanation of the question, "What's a nice Jewish boy like you doing in a life like this?" Featuring rare footage of German filmmaker Rosa Von Praunheim, not so rare footage of sexual performance artist Annie Sprinkle, and Yiddish torch singer Nehama Lifshitz wailing on the soundtrack.