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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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Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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