A mother-of-two turned escort will feature in a new television series on prostitution starring Rupert Everett and Russell Brand.
Charlotte Rose, who lives in Exeter, will appear in Channel 4’s ‘Love for Sale’ alongside people who buy and sell sex in locations nationally and globally.
“I want to enlighten people about the positive side of the industry,” she said. “We are not all forced into it, but make the choice to do so. And although society doesn’t like it, I do enjoy my job.”
The 33-year-old, who won a British Erotic Award as Sex Worker of the Year 2013, also offers hands-on therapy courses to rekindled the sex lives of dozens of couples.
Other interviewees will include a young rent boy in Tel Aviv, a Brazilian escort who charges £700 an hour, and the women who work the notorious Bois de Boulogne in Paris.
In the two-part series, Brand will be questioned by Everett about his first major sexual experience as a teenager – with a Filipino prostitute.
“I loved her. She was beautiful, elegant and sweet and ...and to be with a beautiful Filipino woman was magical,” he says.
But the flamboyant comedian, 38, will also describe the times he paid for sex when he was as part of his “dark” obsessions at a period in his life when he was mired in drug addiction.
“I’m not a libertine” he says, addressing the subject of men using prostitutes – with a warning to viewers to “be careful with your soul and be careful with yourself”.
Brand has spoken openly in the past about being treated for sex addiction. He wrote about his encounters with prostitutes and wrote about in his memoir, ‘My Booky Wook’.
Everett, 54, who recently spoke out against police raids on brothels in London’s Soho, said: “Prostitutes are the world’s unacknowledged experts on our most intimate desires.”
The renowned actor added that he became interested in the subject following the death of his friend – a female French prostitute – in Paris 20 years ago.
Sara Ramsden, a commissioning editor at Channel 4, added: “Rupert has a unique authorial voice and his opinions range from the theological to the idealogical. It’s great to see someone stand up so strongly for the dignity of women living with very difficult choices.”
The first episode of Love for Sale will air on Monday April 28 at 10pm on Channel 4. It will be followed by episode 2 on Monday May 5, also at 10pm.