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TheQueef Mon 13-Jan-20 11:59:18

Has anyone watched?

I love Louis and think he's brilliant at relaxing his interviewees.
I think he missed a chunk out of Carolines story though, I felt the husband was more in to cuckold than Caroline and her confidence.
It's a sad state that so many are financially dependent on sex work.
The art student seemed so naive sad

What did you think?

shortytrekker Mon 13-Jan-20 12:34:45

I'm watching now, I'll probably see a bit then catch up with the rest later. I'm watching the art student now, I don't feel she's truly happy with the situation, but has a' front'. But who knows.

blubberball Mon 13-Jan-20 12:51:40

I watched it. I was amazed at the mum with 4 kids. She had told her eldest dd what she did for a living at age 13. She seemed like an amazing mum to the children, and she was doing everything to provide for them.

All the women seemed to be damaged in one way or another.

slingthegin Mon 13-Jan-20 13:32:55

Watched it too. I agree, can't help feeling there was a sense of cuckholding in their dynamic (perhaps at least at the beginning as neither seem happy now) which I'd have liked Louis to explore.

What struck me too was the two punters interviewed appeared to naively believe that the women enjoyed their company and that there was some mutual benefit (other than the cash) to the interaction.

Sad viewing all round.

fripperyclose Mon 13-Jan-20 14:05:23

So predictable and so sad that two of the women had been abused as children.

Booboooo Mon 13-Jan-20 14:13:33

What channel please

Designingheaven Mon 13-Jan-20 14:15:52

2 of the girls wrote formal complaints and asked to be removed from the show which was denied. There’s a lot of uproar on Twitter and Instagram. Louis Theroux apparently was quite horrible to them off camera. The always use sex workers that fit their narrative rather than the completely sound of mind women who weren’t abused as children. It’s not a balanced view of the Industry at all

TheQueef Mon 13-Jan-20 14:15:58

BBC iPlayer Boo

The insight she had into hypersexual behaviour and her early abuse was heartbreaking.

Deadposhtory Mon 13-Jan-20 16:23:51

The disabled man was v sad

LolaSmiles Mon 13-Jan-20 17:29:06

I'm only 5 minutes in and the first couple have a very weird dynamic. It seems quite odd the way she is telling her man that she belongs to her DP and wants him to give her away to another man for an hour.

AgathaVanHelsing Mon 13-Jan-20 20:28:22

Just watching this now. All of the women featured are so vulnerable I feel particularly the art student

As a flippant side note why do women with lip fillers gurn?

Marshymallowy Mon 13-Jan-20 21:39:01

I wanted more info on the couple too, I wondered if they were swingers maybe? Or yeah if it was his fantasy.

With the woman who was a mum I felt Louis was having a bit of a saviour thing, or trying to make her a "victim". When it would have been good to look at her realistic alternative work choices, and the structural reasons for people in her position choosing sex work.

I wanted to know more of Ashleigh's background too. Her dad was mentioned but not so much her mum.

I was initially sympathetic to the disabled man but not so much when he said he'd hired a 21yo woman.

purpleme12 Wed 15-Jan-20 23:18:12

It struck me when they said something about the student they were basically saying she's sometimes horrible to friends and so the friends decide they can't deal with that and go. Well they will if she's horrible to them!

Whathewhatnow Wed 15-Jan-20 23:24:35

I didn't know how to feel about any of this programme..

It's easy to think along the lines of 'they know not what they do' type of thing. But all the women featured seemed quite self-aware to me, and I charge of their own destiny.

It was a shame that no male sex workers were featured in the prog.

Whathewhatnow Wed 15-Jan-20 23:25:01

In charge...

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