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Sex: My British Job. Channel 4

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YouMakeMeWannaLaLa Mon 23-Sep-13 23:23:54

Anybody see this? It was just horrific. I really, really hope it reached the right audience: punters and their defenders. I doubt it, but I hope so sad

peggyundercrackers Tue 24-Sep-13 00:42:20

yes I watched it - your right it was horrific. I couldn't believe how normal the woman boss was trying to make it seem. I also couldn't believe how the woman boss got nastier as time went on and she was filthy mouthed about everything - it was all about money for her and she seemed to be prepared to do anything for money.

GoshAnneGorilla Tue 24-Sep-13 14:40:45

I have it recorded to watch later.

I am shocked that this thread hasn't been filled with the usual denialists and apologists. Yet

raspberrybombe Tue 24-Sep-13 14:43:13

How odd that his thread has nowhere near the number of posts gta 5 threads do


Whitershadeofpale Tue 24-Sep-13 14:48:50

Yes I saw it. There's another thread in telly addicts. It really did make a very difficult watch.

However, I worry that the fact that the story focuses on illegal immigrants will detract away from the fact that it is a feminist issue. Also the main 'villain' of the piece being female with the presumably male traffickers and punters being shadowy almost hidden figures detracts from some of the imo route cause of the problems.

I apologise if I haven't made myself very clear this is my first foray into the feminism boards (as a poster).

LeStewpot Tue 24-Sep-13 16:16:18

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GoshAnneGorilla Tue 24-Sep-13 16:47:57

Interesting. I do remember an extremely powerful and horrible documentary called "Hardcore" which followed a British woman who wanted to work in the US porn industry.

She had a meeting with the unspeakably vile Max Hardcore who was pressuring her to such an extent, that the documentary maker stepped in and stopped her from filming with him. A recap of the documentary is here:

GoshAnneGorilla Tue 24-Sep-13 16:48:09

Beachcomber Tue 24-Sep-13 17:02:36

I didn't see it but thought you might be interested in this review. Sounds like grim viewing in more ways than one.

One other thing I found slightly uncomfortable was the role of Nick Broomfield in all this. The celebrated filmmaker is the director – it's his film, he should take much of the credit for it. But I also think he would have done well to have been invisible in this one. I know that's not what he does, Nick Broomfield films are partly about Nick Broomfield, but this time it would have been smarter to disappear. And that's all down to the subject matter. Because what you have here is this man sitting comfortably in his big car, and a woman doing things she clearly doesn't always feel totally comfortable with, for him. Do you see what I'm saying? There's almost an awkward irony to it – perceived (only by me?), not real, but avoidable.

raspberrybombe Tue 24-Sep-13 17:45:52

it felt weird that it built up to this big let down

no update, no consequences (it appeared) and even when that 'must have a' was shouting at the undercover to shut up, the men didnt seem to step in, and her face showed fear

pointless, felt like ' here u go, look how bad this is, but we wont do anything about it'

GoshAnneGorilla Tue 24-Sep-13 18:11:56

There are actually some decent comments BTL on that Guardian article <faints>.

SinisterSal Tue 24-Sep-13 18:43:08

Still, it's refreshing to see the anti Belle du Jour

If it gets people thinking that prostitution isn't all empowering glamour with a selection of kind sexy gentlemen it will have done good in the world

FloraFox Tue 24-Sep-13 18:44:39

The programme was awful. If the undercover reporter had £20,000 of debts to pay to a money lender, how much more quickly would she have succumbed to the pressure? The idea that these women are exercising any sort of agency or choice is repellent.

They should have confronted some of the punters outside the house, especially the one who peed everywhere then asked for a discount. As usual, the men were pixelated out.

PhilosophicalInvestigations Tue 24-Sep-13 23:14:44

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GoshAnneGorilla Tue 24-Sep-13 23:31:25


Are you seriously saying that men visiting prostitutes is "the fault" of British women?


AnyFucker Tue 24-Sep-13 23:32:20

Ignore and report the derailer.

FloraFox Wed 25-Sep-13 06:59:44

PI - a striking example (as was this whole programme) of the role of racism in prostitution. Women as racialised sexual commodities.

SinisterSal Wed 25-Sep-13 10:06:08

what sort of stupid statement is that.

long words don't make what you say clever

BuffytheReasonableFeminist Wed 25-Sep-13 10:43:04

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BuffytheReasonableFeminist Wed 25-Sep-13 10:43:40

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PhilosophicalInvestigations Fri 27-Sep-13 02:46:05

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DropYourSword Fri 27-Sep-13 02:54:06

FFS PI I really really hope you're not being serious because your comments have made my fucking blood boil.

FloraFox Fri 27-Sep-13 05:24:44

You could sense the financial desperation of the women. It's such a shame for British men that British women are not so financially destitute that they will shag a bunch of desperate losers for a tenner.

BuffytheReasonableFeminist Fri 27-Sep-13 07:38:30

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grimbletart Fri 27-Sep-13 10:57:04

Prostitution exists in every single country in the world. So presumably Philosophical is saying that prostitution in every single country in the world is the fault of women. I think Philosophical needs to get out more.

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