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Anybody watching 'Sex - My British Job' on now C4?

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SoleSource Mon 23-Sep-13 22:00:23

Looks like depressing viewing..

SoleSource Mon 23-Sep-13 22:00:49

Nick Broomfield film.

SoleSource Mon 23-Sep-13 22:02:37

Investgative journalist Hsiao-Hung Pai goes undercover as a housekeeper in London brothels, unveiling the terrible reality of the British sex trade, in a film directed by Nick Broomfield.

SoleSource Mon 23-Sep-13 22:16:06

I feel sick

Kormachameleon Mon 23-Sep-13 22:19:01

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Foxred10 Mon 23-Sep-13 22:41:25

Just desperately sad hmmhmmthose poor desperate women. Am I the only one who can't believe how little they get paid?!

TiddlerTiddler Mon 23-Sep-13 22:42:42

Had to turn it off. Couldn't watch anymore sad

SoleSource Mon 23-Sep-13 22:45:08

Michelle is like a prisoner

SnoopySnoopyDoggDogg Mon 23-Sep-13 22:49:21

Its awful, and for next to nothing. So degrading. Scary what they have come from to do this.

SoleSource Mon 23-Sep-13 22:53:27

Calls her a cunt all of the time. Vile person.

Whitershadeofpale Mon 23-Sep-13 22:58:38

It really is heartbreaking to watch. The pressure they are putting Hsiao-Hung under is awful you can imagine so easily other women caving in. I'm sure this is a well worn routine for Mary to isolate and humiliate women, it's the same dynamics you see in abusive relationships sad

TheSlug Mon 23-Sep-13 23:01:42

Very upsetting sad

LePetitPrince Mon 23-Sep-13 23:07:38

This is awful, isn't it? Looks like Finchley Tesco.. Did they say where it was set?

SoleSource Mon 23-Sep-13 23:12:56

Mary is a cunt

AnyFucker Mon 23-Sep-13 23:15:40

Yes, I have watched it (just a few mins to go)

SoleSource Mon 23-Sep-13 23:17:22

Est. 3,000 brothels in London.

SoleSource Mon 23-Sep-13 23:18:29

Utter scum

bunchoffives Mon 23-Sep-13 23:25:37

I hope all the stupid women on mn who try and say that being a prostitute or working in the porn industry is a woman somehow asserting a feminist power or right to choose however she wants to be - or whatever other bollocks I've read on here - just so they needn't face up to the fact that their porn-watching partners are tossers - I just hope they are all watching this and thinking again.

Sex workers and porn workers are exploited abused women who need help. Men who go to prostitutes or who watch porn are helping to perpetuate the exploitation and abuse of women - and children.

AnyFucker Mon 23-Sep-13 23:27:51

Yes, it is Finchley

Being repeated on ch. 4+ 1 if anyone still wants to stomach it

aturtlenamedmack Mon 23-Sep-13 23:30:04

Oh it was just awful.
Mary knew exactly what to say to get what she wanted. I think any woman who had really been in that position would have caved in very early on.
It was her saying that she wasn't a real mother and that she wasn't providing for her child. It was so awful and cruel.
I think that Mary felt that Hsaio-hung almost had something over her by refusing to do sex work.

Fairydust1986 Mon 23-Sep-13 23:31:05

Deeply uncomfortable viewing, these are hardly empowered women having to sleep with some smelly vile man just so she can pay her smuggler or feed her family.

Whitershadeofpale Mon 23-Sep-13 23:35:45

I got the impression that Hsaio-Hung refusing to be prostituted upset Mary as she felt that Hsaio-Hung believed herself to be superior or better than her.

Although its completely understandable that the nature of the undercover documentary meant that we only saw that microcosm of the industry it would have been very interesting to have learnt more about the massive debts the women all seemed to have to traffickers, and their involvement in the sex trade industry.

SoleSource Mon 23-Sep-13 23:36:07

aturtle I think that Mary felt that Hsaio-hung almost had something over her by refusing to do sex work.

Yes I felt this too.

SinisterSal Mon 23-Sep-13 23:44:15

god this is horrible

I can't believe that disgusting man. He pissed everywhere then expected a discount. [Angry]
What a brave lady she was. At least she got to confront her (and her scuzzy leech of a "boyfriend"). It won't stop her though. She's an abusive pimp.

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