Ban ‘Girls Gone Wild’ filming in UK say MPs

MPs want to block an American TV show, which entices drunken girls on the street to strip off and perform lewd acts in front of the cameras, from coming to the UK.

The show, called Girls Gone Wild, is produced by a Californian company that also makes pornographic films. Its producers want to bring a tour bus to Britain.

MPs from around the UK have called it “exploitative” and want the Home Office to ban the production company from operating here.

Targeting

But a spokesman for the show claims participants have a good time and the show is a “fun celebration of freedom and youthful expression”.

MPs from North East England believe the show’s producers are likely to target the Newcastle area because of its reputation for drunken party-goers roaming the region’s night clubs.

Ian Mearns, MP for Gateshead, has tabled a motion in Parliament which has attracted widespread support from other North East MPs, including Pat Glass, MP for Durham North West and Mary Glindon, MP for Tyneside North.

Exploitative

The motion states: “That this House is deeply concerned that US pornography production company Mantra Films Inc is filming Girls Gone Wild in the UK, which approaches young women, many of them intoxicated, in public places, and encourages them to expose their breasts, simulate sex acts and have sex on camera in exchange for Girls Gone Wild merchandise”.

It concludes that “this is a form of demeaning, exploitative and casualised prostitution; and urges the Government to examine, as a matter of urgency, how it can protect young women and halt this attempt at sensationalist entertainment.”

A spokesman for the Girls Gone Wild show said: “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.”

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