Glamour Girls follows a group of high-end prostitutes who find their lives threatened by a case of theft and murder.
After being fired from her job as a stripper, Emmanuela finds work at a luxurious escort service, managed by a strong-willed Donna. To keep up with the quality of the service, she transforms into Emma, with a lavish lifestyle provided for by Donna.
Jemma, one of Donna’s girls who had left to build a family, returns to her old job when facing financial problems. Out of touch with her work after a long break, she finds herself hesitating but soon gets over her nerves and becomes an escort for Alexander, an accountant.
Louise, also known as Lulu, juggles her job and family while keeping her profession a secret from her husband. Meanwhile, Helion, or Hell, is working as an escort because she enjoys it, unlike the rest.
Nse Ikpe-Etim gives a remarkable performance as Donna, the assertive and authoritative boss lady who governs the organisation, never losing out on her chic style. Her character holds together the whole cast and seems to be at the centre of the story.
Emma, the first glamour girl that the audience is introduced to is played by Sharon Ooja, who does a somewhat poor job of regulating her dramatization of Emma, making her seem rather annoying as she exaggerates every other reaction.
A noteworthy performance is delivered by Joselyn Dumas who plays Jemma, who managed to escape the world of prostitution but was forced back into it by her predicament.
A remake of the 1994 film of the same name, Glamour Girls differs from its predecessor in every way but Jemma’s story, which slightly resembles and aligns with the story of one of the original movie’s characters.
Deficient in most aspects, the movie is held up by its cast and well-constructed sets and costumes. The drastic change in Emma’s lifestyle is depicted well through an upgrade in her outfits and her environment.
Glamour Girls attempts to portray a modern version of the original movie, which shows a group of young women who try to find their way and become independent in a new town. However, it fails to live up to its predecessor’s standards for a multitude of reasons, starting with its focus on prostitution and glamorous depiction of it.
The film disappoints the audience with an inconsistent storyline, shown through choppy scenes that leave them confused. The dialogues and progression of the story are difficult to follow, further contaminated by the addition of supporting characters that are given the spotlight despite not adding any value to the story.
The soundtrack seems random at best, rarely complimenting the scene and mostly adding to the incoherence.
The film seems accustomed to introducing new plots, characters and motives without circling back to them later. Emma’s motivation to work as a stripper is shown to be her siblings whom she provides for.
However, once she gets a job, working for Donna, her family is neither mentioned nor shown for the remainder of the film. Friction in Donna and her husband’s relationship is focused on in various scenes but soon forgotten.
Unlike the original, Glamour Girls revolves around Donna’s escort service as she traffics young women into prostitution. The emphasis on the glamourous facets of this theme begs the audience to question the purpose behind the film. The makers seem to have tried to include a variety of issues that prostitutes might face but fail to knit this thread of plots into a comprehensible story.
Lacking in every aspect but cast and costumes, Glamour Girls does not offer much to pass for even the minimal level of entertainment. With shallow characters and an incomprehensible story, the film leaves viewers confused.