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Scarlet Road

Catherine Scott / Australia / 2011 / 106 ' / English / S.T. French


Andrea Lang ASE
Catherine Scott
Catherine Scott & Bonnie Elliot
Mike Jones
Antony Partos
David McCormack
Pat Fiske
Paradigm Pictures

Awards & Festivals

Official Selection: Sydney International Film Festival, Australia, 2012
Official Selection: SXSW Film Festival, Austin, Texas, 2012
Official Selection: DOXA Documentary Film Festival, 2012
Official Selection: Sheffield Doc Fest, UK, 2012
Official Selection: Sarasota Film Festival, 2012
Official Selection: HOT DOCS Film Festival, Toronto, Canada, 2012
Nominated: Best Documentary, FOXTEL Awards, 2012
Nominated: Best Documentary, Walkley Awards, Brisbane, Australia, 2012

Upcoming Screenings

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In Production

Australian activist & sex worker Rachel Wotton fights for sex worker rights and sexual expression for those who are differently abled.


Impassioned about freedom of sexual expression, Australian sex worker Rachel Wotton specializes in a long overlooked clientele— people with disabilities. Working in New South Wales—where prostitution is legal— Rachel’s philosophy is that human touch and sexual intimacy can be the most therapeutic aspects to our existence.

Indeed, she is making a dramatic impact on the lives of her customers, many of whom are confined to wheelchairs or cannot speak or move unaided. Through her graduate studies and her nonprofit group Touching Base, Rachel both fights for the rights of sex workers and promotes awareness and access to sexual expression for the disabled through sex work—and brings together these two often marginalized groups.

We follow her from conducting sex and disability workshops to speaking to the World Congress on Sexual Health about her mission to observing her overnight stays with severely disabled clients who blossom under her attention—with one man even gaining back lost movement and sensation thanks to his time spent with her. Rachel has made it her life’s work to end the stigma surrounding these populations; the depth, humor and passion in this positive and pro-active documentary will transform the way we see sex workers and people with disabilities forever.


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