Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Meet the Fokkens

When Martine Fokkens bustles into the small grocery store early in “Meet the Fokkens,” a 2011 documentary portrait of identical twin prostitutes, she calls out a cheery hello to the man behind the counter. She has a purple hat and orange scarf framing her plump white face and a Chihuahua tucked under an arm, and what she needs, she announces, is a box of condoms. She was 69 when the movie was shot and still plying her trade from one of the picture windows in Amsterdam’s red-light district. Two years earlier her sister, Louise, had hung up her own riding crop because, as the second twin explains in this insistently upbeat movie, “I couldn’t get one leg over the other.” NYTimes


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