"Old whores" still ready to party

If you see the two sweet, little old ladies wearing their grey, knitted dresses and colourful scarves, you'd never guess they've been working in Amsterdam's Red Light District for nearly half a century. But as soon as Martine and Louise Fokkens open their mouths, you can hear it: these are die-hard ladies of the night. 

A documentary about the twins premiered this past weekend at the International Documentary Film Festival in Amsterdam.



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