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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..

Fairydust1986 Tue 24-Sep-13 00:20:26

Did they go to the police with this footage? No. Did they say they were going to do anything? No. Who cares eh? So long as channel 4 get the ratings then fuck the poor bitches. Smh

aturtlenamedmack Tue 24-Sep-13 01:27:31

I was quite uncomfortable with how far the producers allowed it to go.
Their uncover reporter was in an incredibly dangerous position and they admitted that multiple times they lost their feed, saw images that they didn't understand or that concerned them and could hear her being abused.
She also met them and was visibly frightened and upset at the abuse that she was suffering and imo the way that they persuaded her to go back was not disimilar to the way that Mary was trying to persuade her to become involved with sex work.
It was almost emotional blackmail.

SinisterSal Tue 24-Sep-13 18:39:14

Yes I thought that too.

The only people who got protected were the punters, with their faces blurred out. I know there are legal reasons for that but still. Funny old world.

And that disgusting pissing man. Have to have sex with him and then clean up his piss. Empowering, of course. angry

Meglet Tue 24-Sep-13 19:03:12

I could only watch the first 30 minutes, I was getting too angry and didn't want to stay awake brooding as I had work today.

It might be repeated on 4seven over the next few days, I'll keep an eye out for it and record it.

Nick Broomfield is a hard hitting documentary maker. He isn't afraid to tackle hard subjects. The reporter specialises in investigating the undercover lives of illegal immigrants and has helped save families in the past. She is an experienced professional journalist who has worked with Nick and other docu makers several times. She did a superb job. She was extremely brave and wanted to carry on when Nick told her several times that her safety came first and she could quit. The moment those two absolute scumbags were confronted was amazing. She deserves recognition. The lack of justice at the end was demoralising. But it was honest and showed that there isn't always a happy ending. At least they were exposed and we saw their faces. They will get their just desserts one day. Vile cunts.

Crew Tue 24-Sep-13 21:52:15

The missing part of the story. Husbands, fathers, brothers, sons...

Nancy66 Wed 25-Sep-13 11:34:36

I didn't think it was up to Nick Broomfield's usual standards.
I felt the female investigator was inexperienced, there wasn't enough background information and no conclusion at the end of the show: were there arrests, what happened to the girls etc.

Vivacia Wed 25-Sep-13 13:29:01

I agree that Broomfield's role was ambiguous. I didn't like the commentary coming from him. I felt it should have come from Hsiao-Hung Pai; it just felt too paternalistic.

It made me so angry. These women are living like this in normal houses down normal streets. Why aren't we doing anything about it? And the bullying madam and her boyfriend - why aren't we kicking them out of the country?

(I really liked the bit when Mustafa got so, so angry and screamed in Hsiao's face and realised just how completely impotent he was against her bravery).

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