I'm a huge documentary fan and watch a variety of them on Netflix. Today I came across a quite different film about the Fokken sisters. This documentary is about Louise and Martine Fokken, talking about their tough lives and careers as prostitutes for over 50 years, and the injustices of that world. They slept with over 355,000 men in the famous and infamous Red Light District of Amsterdam. The movie is cheerful, humbling and controvercial. It's called "Meet the Fokkens", but if you don't want to watch the whole 1h 20m of it, here are the most prominent facts to know.
At 70 Martine still works part time in the district. She's often visited by Louise for moral support and company. Many people are very rude when passing by the windows, making fun of her age and calling her names. Little do they know, that grandma's got quite a few tricks up her sleeve. She prides herself on being very sexually knowledgeable, and being able to out trick the younger hookers any time.
Martine was a head window cleaner of her sister's brothel, and as a result got sucked into the business after a few hefty offers and Louise telling her to give it a shot. They were making bank back then. "I helped her with the first client: told her what she had to do, what she shouldn't do." said Louise. Now Martine is pretty much forced to work because of financial issues.