MPs riled by Girls Gone Wild

Politicians fight to keep soft-porn company out of the UK

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Lock up your daughters! The makers of raunchy US TV phenomenon Girls Gone Wild have their sights set on making a UK version of the show and are seeking suitable British cities to film it in.

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The programme, which has been broadcast in the US since 1997, consists of camera crews approaching drunken women in public places and convincing them to strip off or perform sex acts in exchange for merchandise, and has been condemned as “a form of demeaning, exploitative and casualised prostitution”.

MPs in the north-east of England are worried that Girls Gone Wild’s production company, Mantra Films, will seek to film around Tyneside to capitalise on the area’s reputation for partying, and have tabled a motion calling on the Home Secretary to prevent Mantra from operating in this country.

But Mantra executives remain enthusiastic in their belief that a British version of Girls Gone Wild would be a success, a spokesman stating: “We are really excited about bringing the brand and its road show to the UK and we expect British young men and women to have a fantastic time at the events, which are a really fun celebration of freedom and youthful expression.”

The curious can get a flavour of Girls Gone Wild, and gauge the level of the programme’s appeal, from this Curb Your Enthusiasm clip:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RXHze2fI09w

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