EP of new Hulu show says ‘Harlots’ were like ‘the Kardashians of their day’


Rarely do depictions of prostitution in television overlap with feminism.

In fact, according to most pop culture portrayals, prostitutes are anything but feminist. They are robotic sex machines in Westworld, desirable objects at whorehouses in Game of Thrones ... and the list goes on.

But Harlots, a new show launching on Hulu on Wednesday, challenges those preconceived notions of prostitution. The series, a British co-production with ITV,  centers around two feuding brothels and the bustling sex trade in Georgian London.   The show —  which has a team of almost entirely female producers, directors and writers — focuses on the women of this era, looking outwards at their own world.   Read more…

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