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‘Virgin auction’ doc may face legal trouble

Justin Sisely, an Australian filmmaker, has been working on his virginity auction documentary for over a year, recruiting men and women willing to auction their virginity on camera. The location of the auction was moved from Australia to Nevada, to avoid prostitution charges, but now experts are predicting that Sisely will face legal trouble in Nevada as well. Representatives of the state's legal brothels believe the filmmaker could be in violation of the Mann Act, for bringing women across state lines for prostitution.
May 12, 2010

Justin Sisely, an Australian filmmaker, has been working on his virginity auction documentary for over a year, recruiting men and women willing to auction their virginity on camera. The location of the auction was moved from Australia to Nevada, to avoid prostitution charges, but now experts are predicting that Sisely will face legal trouble in Nevada as well. Representatives of the state’s legal brothels believe the filmmaker could be in violation of the Mann Act, for bringing women across state lines for prostitution.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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