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Laverne Cox has dropped out of a documentary about intercourse staff following public backlash to the challenge.
Director Sarah Jones announced on Jan. 5 she could be working with govt producers Meryl Streep, Rashida Jones and Cox on the movie adaptation of her off-Broadway present, Promote/Purchase/Date. In 2016, Jones performed a number of characters inspired by actual folks throughout her one-woman present concerning the intercourse business.
Nevertheless, a number of social media customers criticized Jones, a Tony Award winner, for doubtlessly contributing to the stigma round intercourse work.
One individual wrote, “Simply what the world wants. One other film the place non SWers debate whether or not intercourse work is exploitative or empowering.” The Twitter person then tagged Cox and stated, “this challenge is all the pieces you are supposedly towards. Cease making an attempt to inform sw tales by ignoring and doxxing them.”
One other wrote, “As a intercourse worker– I get being misrepresented. I mean– folks in Hollywood are nonetheless doing SWer documentaries with out speaking to precise sexworkers.”