Very Young Girls, whose title reflects the fact that in the United States the average age of entry into prostitution is just thirteen.
The film takes us into the work of a former sexually exploited youth-turned-activist named Rachel Lloyd, who started the New York City organization GEMS (Girls Educational and Mentoring Services) to help victimized young women escape their pimps and find another way of life.
We meet teen aged girls at different stages of this transition.
Some have been so psychologically manipulated by their pimps that they feel compelled to return. As we come to know these girls better, they emerge as well-rounded individuals full of unexpected laughter and insight.
With this movie's title and subject matter, some people will want to see ' Very Young Girls' for prurient reasons.
As far as that goes, there are only a few brief shots on offer here of streetwalkers, faces obscured, in the early stages of negotiation with customers.
This is something I've never understood about U. law: why is a felony across state lines considered so much worse than a felony that stays put?
There is little to no interest in collecting the cards.
Sometimes referred to as Living Card Games, these games are very similar to CCGs but lack randomness to the purchase and distribution of the cards.
While holding my nose, I must endorse one aspect of this scheme: I have no doubt that the cable-TV companies would eagerly beat a path to the Griffiths' address. (More about this later.) Some of their video footage shows up in this documentary: grinning smugly, the Griffiths cheerfully admit that they consider the girls to be mere merchandise, the property of the Griffiths as pimps.
The girls seen here are all New York City teens, some of them VERY young teens, and most of them African-American.