Saturday, November 20, 2021

"We Children From Bahnhof Zoo": German Teen Prostitutes | Teen Handjobs for H


Here's Amazon Prime Video's description of We Children From Bahnhof Zoo:
Christiane, Stella, Babsi, Benno, Axel und Michi: the children from Bahnhof Zoo. They relentlessly fight for their dreams of happiness and freedom. They want to leave all their problems behind. Together, they rush into Berlin's gritty nights and celebrate life and its temptations - until they realize that this rush will not only destroy their friendship but push them over the edge into an abyss.

Stella & Günther

That doesn't really reveal much about the series; so, let's take a look at Rotten Tomatoes' SERIES INFO:

The story of Christiane F. and her dysfunctional friends, who as teenagers descend into the gritty drug scene of 1970s West Berlin. 

That's better, but let's elaborate. We Children From Bahnhof Zoo is based on Christiane F. (Christiane Vera Felscherinow) and the (non-fiction) book Zoo Station: The Story of Christiane F. (1978), which is about Felscherinow's life as a German teen prostitute and heroin (H) addict. 

It's important to note that the nymphet's in the series began teen prostituting before they got addicted to H. For example, teen Stella, Christiane, and 14-year-old Babsi, in exchange for room and board, gave middle-aged Günther hand jobs and blow jobs.

Stella Advises Christiane

After that, it's a very straight forward plot. The teens got addicted to H, and they prostituted to make money to get H. 

Stella was the first to move in with Günther and the first to become a prostitute. Consequently, she was able to advise the other teens:

"You don't have to screw them."
"You just want a blow job."
"All that helps is closing your eyes [...]"
Christiane & john

To relieve Christiane of her teen prostitution duties, Benno offered to make money for H for them to share. "You never have to do it again" However, Christiane rebutted, "What if I want to earn my own dope from now on? Know how much we'd have if we both hustled?

Christiane, john & H

Eventually, the teens exchanged sex for room and board and H from Günther. Stella shared: "[...] sometimes I sucked him off sex times per day [for H]. Other johns as well. I once had 11 per day."

Unsurprisingly, as the teens got more desperate slash addicted, the rates for their services declined and they offered "sex" sex

Stella, Christiane, & Babsi

Initially, the German teen prostitutes were averaging 200 marks per day while charging 60 for blow jobs and 40 for handjobs. Next, Stella offered 40 for a blow job that included swallowing. Eventually, Stella said, "Sex cost 10, blow jobs 5."

Madame Stella 

Although, one potential john told Stella, "You're a child." Another john told Stella that she was too old. 

john, "You're too old. Three girls for tonight. Under 14."
Stella, "I'll get it done. 150 per girl and 250 for me."
john, "Make sure they look good - well groomed."
Stella, "200 each and you get top quality goods."

Consequently, Stella left the teen prostitution field and became a madame who paid her under 14-year-old prostitutes 60 for sex and 40 for blow jobs. Stella related, "Angie makes 250 bucks a day!" 

Lastly, per Leo Barraclough's Variety piece "‘We Children From Bahnhof Zoo’ Director on Giving Tale of ’70s Youth in Berlin a Contemporary Vibe" (Apr 9, 2021):

The original book, published in 1978, is based on interviews with a then 15-year-old former teen drug addict and prostitute Christiane F. The book shattered cosy illusions of a post-war world that protected its children; [unsurprisingly] it became Germany’s biggest non-fiction bestseller since World War II, and was published in 20 languages.

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