The Movie


Based on a true story, this is “Erin Brokovich” meets “Calendar Girls.” 85 women from all walks of life in Iceland come together anonymously through their nation’s rape and sexual violence crisis center to stop human trafficking and the child sex trade – and do it with a lot of fun, cheeky humor, and a little champagne along the way. Frustrated that the victory of their ten-year struggle topass legislation in order to stop prostitution and human trafficking yields police apathy and no results, women decide to take the law into their own hands by posing as child prostitutes on and in the newspaper. When calling to buy sex from a stranger (and often a child), men don’t know if they will instead get their mother, their sister, their wife, or their girlfriend on the phone saying, “This is your Big Sister watching you. Didn’t you know it is illegal to buy sex in Iceland?” With the help of a young reporter, who spreads the word and eventually falls in love with a Big Sister, their antics begin to destabilize the illicit sex trade in Iceland and an entire society begins to heal. But the Big Sisters don’t stop there. This is a fast paced and funny, yet poignantly tender and vulnerable, feel-good film about one of the world’s worst feel-bad subjects. It will touch the hearts of all those who want to make a difference in the world but are losing steam or just don’t know how to get it done, as well as those who just want to have fun.