Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role 1991
SEX WORKER ROLE
Prostitute in Shadows and Fog 1991
Madame Peloux in Cheri 2009
Both Characters Are Prostitutes
Kathy Bates in Shadows and Fog 1991 and in Cheri 2009
In Woody Allen’s “Shadows and Fog,” Kathy has a small throwaway role. She, Jodie Foster, and Lily Tomlin all play hookers in a house of ill repute.
Watch a clip the film “Shadows and Fog”
Much more substantial role was the film “Cheri.” Kathy plays a famous French courtesan, aka prostitute. She decides to set up her son up with an equally glamorous prostitute. All so he can learn about love and sex from a pro. What she doesn’t realize is that she has inadvertently set-up a love affair that will continue for years to come.
While promoting this film, Kathy stated her support for the legalization of sex work. Saying:
“For health reasons, it would be better for people to enjoy those pleasures.”
Kathy Bates Discusses Playing A Courtesan In “Cheri”
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