“The Chicken Ranch” Documentary Shows Life Inside A Legal Brothel


June 8, 2017 — The Chicken Ranch is a legalized brothel in Pahrump, Nevada.

It is the most famous brothel in the area, due to its legal status. It has its own airstrip so that people from Las Vegas can fly in to make use of it services.

Documentarian Nick Broomfield focuses on two of the women who work at the Ranch, Mandy and Connie. Mandy is successful and fine with what she does for a living; Connie is less so. Both have ended up at the Ranch because of bad relationships.

Broomfield shows us what the world of the Chicken Ranch entails — rules about doctor visits, drugs and alcohol, their working schedule — a world that is quite different from the world of illegal brothels.

Nonetheless, the women understand that they are being used, and think about leaving.

The Chicken Ranch, which has since been sold, is currently valued at around $8 million.

Stream Nick Broomfield’s The Chicken Ranch on Amazon Video.
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