Personal Services (1987)

Personal Services (1987)

Christine Painter (Julie Walters) is a sexually naive waitress and single-mother who pays for her teenage son’s tuition by renting flats to local tarts. She later becomes a call girl herself – joining her friend Shirley (Shirley Stelfox) and their “maid” Dolly (Danny Schiller) – and specializes in fetish/kink roleplay with older gentlemen. With her new family of friends and admirers, she becomes a huge sensation leading to wealth and infamy in the tabloids. The brothel business also brings out Christine’s self-confidence, and leads to repairing a previously strained relationship with her father.

Personal Services is a 1987 British comedy film directed by Terry Jones and written by David Leland. It is the story of the rise of a madam of a suburban brothel which caters to older men. The story is inspired by the real experiences of Cynthia Payne, the legendary “House of Cyn” madam.

Personal Services (1987)

Personal Services Movie Poster (1987)

Personal Services (1987)

Directed by: Terry Jones
Starring: Julie Walters, Alec McCowen, Shirley Stelfox, Danny Schiller, Tim Woodward, Victoria Hardcastle, Beverley Foster, Ewan Hooper, Anthony Carrick
Screenplay by: David Leland
Production Design by: Hugo Luczyc-Wyhowski
Cinematography by: Roger Deakins
Film Editing by: George Akers
Costume Design by: Shuna Harwood
Makeup Department: Jenny Shircore, Sancia Simpson
Music by: John Du Prez
Distributed by: Vestron Pictures
Release Date: May 15, 1987