55: Three Women and the Sex Industry

55: Three Women and the Sex Industry

Feb 28, 1997
A few months ago, radio producer Sandy Tolan was supposed to do a documentary about strippers with an aspiring writer — and stripper — named Susan. A few days before they were to begin working together, Susan disappeared, presumed dead.
  • Host Ira Glass with Sarah, who did phone sex and nude dancing. (5 minutes)Jobs/EmploymentSexualityTelephone

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  • Sandy Tolan interviewed Susan's friends and family to make an unusual and powerful documentary about who she was and about the world she inhabited. (30 minutes)Film/Film MakingJobs/EmploymentSexuality

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  • A story by therapist Lauren Slater about a case she had with a tough man obsessed with porn and how he changed. (23 minutes)Jobs/EmploymentMental HealthSexuality

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