Sex workers slam Adult Material for 'pushing stereotypes that all porn stars are desperate and working class'

ADULT Material has been slammed by sex workers for 'pushing stereotypes that all porn stars are desperate and working class.'

The Channel 4 drama aims to shed some light on what it's like for those who work in the adult entertainment industry, and it has certainly divided opinion.

Levi, 30, a cam girl from Babestation, criticised the show for being an inaccurate representation of her line of work.

She shared: "It turns very dark, very quickly, which I like, because I like to watch something with good entertainment value, but it’s definitely not an accurate representation of the adult industry."

Another sex worker from Off The Record Models, who asked to remain anonymous, commented: "Overall I like the fact topics like these are coming into the media more, but I feel like this could’ve been portrayed a lot better, even if it is for comedic effect."

They believe the audience members, most of whom have a limited understanding of the business, would now find even harder to get their head around as they think the drama exaggerated stereotypes about sex workers.


The Off The Record model added that the public will gain a more real understanding of the industry if they were watching a documentary rather than a drama.

She added: "You’d get a much more human and ‘real’ idea by watching a documentary; I think this show might sadly push stereotypes of desperate women willing to do anything, being working class maybe."

On the other hand adult performer Penny Pierce, 23, believes Phoebe's rape was intentionally made to shock the audience and convey the real risks young girls face both in the porn industry and in general.

She says: "It got me really quite disturbed… a lot of it is about the fine line of consent which really spoke to me just through personal experience.

"If everybody watches it, the whole world would have a different view on consent, on sex in general, on the industry and how it’s perceived."

Show creator Lucy Kirkwood, decided to write the show because she was enamored with how porn industry has become such a big part of society, yet very little is known about how it is produced.

She told Channel 4: "Porn is a part of our lives, whether we know it or not, but as a society we don’t know anything about how it’s made."

"Once I started to look at porn much more closely, I started to understand better what the appeal of a job that is so unappealing to most of us is."

Adult Material airs on Mondays at 10pm on Channel 4. The entire series is available to watch now on All4.

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