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Anyone watching the Louis Theroux programme?

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Doyoumind Sun 12-Jan-20 21:05:37

Not the first he's done on the subject but I'm interested on his take.

ScrimshawTheSecond Sun 12-Jan-20 21:14:40

This one?

PaleBlueMoonlight Sun 12-Jan-20 21:18:12

Yes. I am expecting to be challenged, which is good.

Ffsnosexallowed Sun 12-Jan-20 21:19:06


SlightlyWizened Sun 12-Jan-20 21:22:42

My first reactions
The art student-aspergers???
The older woman-'low self esteem'

Very sad so far.

Boredbumhead Sun 12-Jan-20 21:23:46

Hmm odd. I really wouldn't have the energy!!

Doyoumind Sun 12-Jan-20 21:25:03

I'm obviously biased but they do each seem to be ripe for exploitation.

Ffsnosexallowed Sun 12-Jan-20 21:25:29

Misogynistic men taking advantage of vulnerable women.

Fizzypoo Sun 12-Jan-20 21:26:48

It's very sad.

SlightlyWizened Sun 12-Jan-20 21:27:52

omg the 14 year old daughter on telly. Thats not right.

PaleBlueMoonlight Sun 12-Jan-20 21:30:07

She was told when she was 13. That is so young.

SadlyMissTaken Sun 12-Jan-20 21:30:48

"My friend has booked me for his birthday"

Doyoumind Sun 12-Jan-20 21:35:43

There's a lot to unpick here.

Borris Sun 12-Jan-20 21:38:47

Depressing and sad

Boredbumhead Sun 12-Jan-20 21:40:16

This older lady is a bit embarrassing and deluded. The clothes she's wearing are not flattering at all if I'm being really superficial.

ScrimshawTheSecond Sun 12-Jan-20 21:43:53

Oh, crikey, I looked it up. Sorry, that was an inappropriate post earlier.

Ffsnosexallowed Sun 12-Jan-20 21:44:27

I think it's interesting to see the real side of sex work. I don't think that disabled men buying sex is any more defensible than able bodied men doing it.

LittleSweet Sun 12-Jan-20 21:48:15

I think the guy with muscular dystrophy is lonely and sad. I don't like prostitution, as it is someone being exploited. But I don't know if there is a place for disabled people to be able to have sex and for some disabled people the only way would be to pay. I really don't know what the answer is. I feel like yes they should but does that mean the sex worker is exploited or are they a carer?

Doyoumind Sun 12-Jan-20 21:48:37

Louis is so good at probing into things and getting people to open up.

I feel sad for the married woman because it's like she felt that sex was the only way to increase her self esteem and make her value herself.

Lobsterquadrille2 Sun 12-Jan-20 21:51:24

It's the married couple who are the most ... strange. She's doing it to boost her self esteem but what's in it for him?

The 14 year old .... not good.

Boredbumhead Sun 12-Jan-20 21:52:09

Louis is an excellent interviewer. The older laser actually seems a bit mentally unwell to me. She's quite disassociated. Her poor husband.

Doyoumind Sun 12-Jan-20 21:52:37

sad Predicatably another story of abuse.

SlightlyWizened Sun 12-Jan-20 21:53:26

And now Ashley turns out to be really damaged too.

RedToothBrush Sun 12-Jan-20 22:01:11

The mother normalising prostitution and getting her daughter to repeat it, is disturbing. The daughter clearly doesn't understand what its doing to her mother and what is happening. And i suspect there will be real life fall out from the documentary.

Don't think it should be shown on tv.

SlightlyWizened Sun 12-Jan-20 22:03:28

That family are very identifiable now. God knows what the fallout will be.

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