Laverne Cox left the documentary in regards to the intercourse business after “outrage”.
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Laverne Cox canceled a documentary about sex workers after a public backlash against the project.
director Sarah Jones announced on Jan. 5 that she would be partnering with executive producer Meryl Streep, Rashida Jones and Cox on filming their 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, several social media users criticized Jones, a Tony Award winner, as a potential contributor to the stigma of sex work.
One person wrote, “Exactly what the world needs. Another film in which non-SWs discuss whether sex work is exploitative or empowering.” The Twitter user then tagged Cox and said, “This project is all you are supposed to be against. Stop telling bw stories by ignoring and doxxing them.”
Another wrote, “I’m being misrepresented as a sex worker. I mean, people in Hollywood are still making SWer documentaries without talking to real sex workers.”