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Laverne Cox After a public backlash for the project, a documentary about sex workers has been ruled out.
The director Sarah jones It was announced on 5 January that she would work with executive producer Meryl Streep, Rashida Jones And on Cox’s film adaptation of his off-Broadway show, Sell / buy / date. In 2016, Jones played several characters inspired by real people during her one-woman show about the sex industry.
However, many social media users criticized Jones, a Tony Award winner, for his potential contribution to the stigma around sex work.
One person wrote, “Just what the world needs. Another film where non-swers debate whether sex work is exploitative or empowering.” The Twitter user then tagged Cox and said, “This project is everything you’re allegedly against. Stop trying to tell stories by ignoring them and laughing.”
one more wrote, “As a sex worker – I’m being misrepresented. I mean – people in Hollywood are still doing sweeper documentaries without talking to the actual sexworker.”