He’s 23 and was born and raised in a polygamist family just outside of Salt Lake City, Utah. He’s been mostly home-schooled, but for the last few years he dreams of leaving the only world he has ever known, behind. He doesn’t believe in the religion, he says, but leaving means he has to say goodbye to his family. Forever. Once he leaves, he will not be allowed to make contact with them. This is not an easy decision to make. (continued at TemplesandBrothels.com)
On the fringes, the outskirts of America, in some of the most rural, and final frontiers of the Wild West, sexuality has been forced into a quiet exile. The stigma around prostitution limits women's autonomy, and perpetuates shame and guilt around sex. Brothels are currently illegal in the United States, except in rural Nevada. Prostitution outside these licensed brothels is illegal in the United States. From the legitimate sex workers industry to the fundamental religious zealots and sexual outcasts. Excommunicated Mormon polygamists have been forced to live in the quiet border towns of Utah and Arizona, other various attempts at colonization of the Wild West continue. Illegalization; random regulations of sexual practices to benefit religious and fiscal pursuits...
An attempt to indoctrinate a country.
What is of this unchartered sexual frontier? Society vilifies men and objectifies women in the prostitution business, yet it is the oldest profession in the world. Mormon polygamy began with Joseph Smith, Jr who received a revelation on July 17, 1831 that "plural marriage" should be practiced by Mormon men who were specifically commanded to do so. To divide and conquer is to set forth a fundamentalist mentality and regime. Prop 8 was passed in California to ban same sex marriage in 2008 by the Mormon church.
Secrets, lost innocence, lies, deception, sex & religion, love & beauty.
-Temples & Brothels
Featured Music by Alt-J entitled "Bloodflood"
Moushumi Ghose, MA MFT, creator/producer/director who provides psychotherapy and sex therapy for couples and individuals for the greater Los Angeles area, takes us on a journey to the wild west of sex and religion. Chris Knitter of Overlooked Productions from Kansas City shoots along side Mou through her adventures in Brothelville, USA. Also including Jenae Heitkamp Olivas, Raul Olivas, Lara Wurm, Szymon Potynski, Dennis Hof, Cami Parker, Zainy Pirbhai, Brian and Tessa Kessler, Damon Holzum, Justin Schroeder, Darla Rea Schemp, Peyton Rivers, Dr. Suzy Block, Katarina Fabic, Scarlotte, Angel, Peaches aka Daisy Mae, Vanessa London, Bella Cream...