HBO Latino to Premiere New Show on Brazilian Sex Workers

By Jamilah King Sep 04, 2014

HBO Latino is launching an original series this fall that’s based on the lives of Brazil’s high-end sex workers. From their press release:

This fall we are promoting a new and exciting series from Brazil named El Negocio and our team is looking for influencers to support our promotional efforts. 

The series tells the story of Karin, Luna and Magali, three beautiful and intelligent women who come together with the idea of revolutionizing their profession, high-end escorts. Given the limited prospects for professional growth they face, they have a vision: if behind every product there is a marketing strategy, why not apply the same techniques to the oldest profession in the world. Karin, Luna and Magali are ladies of a luxury company, ready to become true business women.

It’s hard to tell at this point if the show will be a worthwhile look into Brazil’s sex trade or just another way to exploit women’s bodies. But the trailer (NSFW) is in line with a study that found that Latinas are more likely than women of any other ethnicity to appear on camera naked.

The topic of sex work in Brazil has gotten a lot of attention lately as the country played host to the 2014 World Cup. Curiously, this new show doesn’t appear to include any sex workers of African descent, though race and poverty often play a big role in who enters the industry.

(h/t Latino Rebels)