close article
Michelle Obama Wishes Queen B A Happy Birthday

Helen Mirren Stands Up For Hookers, W**res & Prostitutes

6/30/2010 2:58pm EDT

Helen MirrenHelen Mirren has sympathy for sex workers. The actress plays a madam in new movie "Love Ranch."

She explained, "The human race is hypocritical. Sex will always be with us. Prostitution will always be with us. Hookers, w**res, prostitutes, whatever you may call them, are some of the most ignobled people in the world." 

In the film, Helen and Joe Pesci star as a married couple whose faithfulness is tested with deadly results after starting Nevada's first legal brothel in this Capitol Films drama. The screenplay is based on a true story that ended with the death of boxer Oscar Bonavena at the Mustang Ranch in 1976.

Helen Mirren

Photo Credits: PR Photos

Sign up for our daily newsletter with great stories like this and more!