An Australian director has come up with a controversial plot for a new reality show; recruiting virgins willing to auction off their virginity to the highest bidder in Las Vegas.
Director Justin Sisely has put together a group of male and female participants willing to sell themselves for $20,000 and 90% of the auction price.
The show was originally set to be taped in Australia but after being threatened with charges of prostitution, Sisely moved the show to its Vegas location at a brothel.
The director recruited for the show last year by advertising with a sign of the Virgin Mary that said,
“Virgins wanted, $20,000 each.”
The Daily Telegraph reports that one of the male virgins known as “Alex” applied as a way to meet someone while another candidate, “Ronan”, claims he was sick of “waiting for the right girl and would consider any offers.
Another participant, “John”, tells the paper that he’s willing to have sex with a male or female bidder.
One of the female participants, Veronica, says she doesn’t think she’s prostituting herself and tells The Daily Telegraph,
“Technically I’m selling my virginity for money, technically that would be classified as prostitution, but it’s not going to be a regular thing, so in my head I can justify that I’m not going to be a prostitute.”
The TV show could face opposition however if Nevada lawmakers find it to be in violation of the Mann Act., a law that prohibits bringing females across state lines for “immoral purposes.”
“John” and “Alex”