TRICKS is a feminist midlife crisis foray imbued with harsh truths about sexism and ageism. Having much more impact than exploitative adventures in hookerdom like WHORE (1991), this evocative woman's film is equal parts soap opera, revenge pic, and show biz tragedy.
Now too old to strut her stuff onstage, former Vegas showgirl Jackie Simpson (Mimi Rogers) barely makes ends meet as a salesclerk in a Reno boutique. In order to provide for her sickly child, Jackie turns tricks at a casino hotel in an arrangement with hotel bell captain Tommy (Ron Halder). One
night, Tommy sets her up with a sadist, who unbeknownst to her, is a Reno power broker named Henry Rinaldi ...