Sex in Strange Places is an episodic documentary covering the issues sex workers face in different countries. Stacey Dooley manages to connect with people in such a way that you get to see what's beneath the strong facade of the women and transsexual women - usually someone down on their luck, in need of money and ostracised from society. The episodes are on BBC Three and are worth a watch.
Some interesting notes from the first episode:
- Prostitution of women is legal in Turkey and run by the state - the brothels have security guards and metal detectors.
- The sex education in Turkey is so bad prostitutes sometimes get men being intimate with their belly buttons...
- Transsexual prostitutes in Brazil have a life expectancy of 30!