Middle England meets the sex trade head-on when the 7,000-strong Hampshire Women’s Institute emerges as an unlikely champion of the legalisation of brothels in Britain.
Investigative journalist Nicky Taylor joins forces with the ladies of the Hampshire Women's Institute on a journey to find out what makes a best practice brothel, how the laws need to change to create it and whether it’s possible to set up the UK’s first legal brothel.
Institute members Jean Johnson and Shirley Landel embark on a global mission to investigate the effects that the laws elsewhere have on prostitution. In Amsterdam they experience what it feels like to work in a window brothel; they continue their search for brothel nirvana by joining the line-up in one of Nevada¹s licensed sex
ranches; and experience the luxury of an up market self-run prostitution co-op in New Zealand.
Meanwhile back at home Taylor immerses herself in the industry to experience the reality of life for women working on the streets and in an illegal brothel, to see for herself how vulnerable are the lives of the 12,000 sex workers in the UK. She mans an X-rated phone line, talks to lap dancers in licensed clubs, lends a helping hand as a prostitute¹s maid and offers herself for sale in a Winchester shop window.
Finally, armed with their newly-acquired sex education, Johnson and Landels return home where they are reunited with Taylor. Together they create and road-test their version of the perfect brothel on the streets of Hampshire before taking it to Westminster and Downing Street.
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