ks working girls was essentially a film version of a roman a clef about Susan's in the mid -80's which is difficult to describe as upscale because its clients really spanned all races,ethnic and socioeconomic groups. The ladies were moonlighting students, artists etc and yes there was a portion of the narrative that dealt with a lesbian deceiving her partner(that was Lizzie Borden). The characters were all based on actual working girls and johns(one that comes to mind was a john the girls called "Smelly Abe" an orthodox jew),though Susan's role,a JAP from an upper-middle class background in surburban Philly,was a caricature. It also rang true in its depiction of the johns,which was strictly from the ladies's point of view. I actually was invited by the ladies to the opening (at a theater on 57th street) and was gratified to have not made the cut. For johns,who want a peak of reality with respect to the relationship between them and working girls as well as life in a brothel,it should be required viewing.