December 15, 2022

EP. 141 — The Sex Industry with Sarah Jones

Playwright, actor, poet, and filmmaker Sarah Jones joins Jameela this week to discuss her new film Sell/Buy/Date, which explores the many complicated layers within the sex industry. They discuss how the sex industry manifests the racism and inequalities of culture at large, the difference between legalization and decriminalization, who truly benefits within it, the ways the industry can be either empowering or dehumanizing, and more.

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Transcript

  Jameela [00:00:00] Hello and welcome to another episode of I Weigh with Jameela Jamil, a podcast against shame. I hope you’re well and I hope you’re ready for this slightly inflammatory topic that we’re going to discuss on this podcast today. We are talking about the sex industry. And my guest is Sarah Jones, who is a fabulous actress and writer and director and documentary maker. Just a fucking phenomenal talent. And and also someone who’s got the biggest heart and the best intentions, maybe in the whole of Hollywood. I really love her, and I’m really glad she was able to come to me today to talk about her new documentary, Sell Buy Date. And that’s b u y. Now there are many reasons why this documentary that she’s made has come up as incredibly controversial. First and foremost, maybe, is the fact that she is not a member of the sex industry as in not someone who does sex work and therefore isn’t her place to make a documentary and

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