Sin City's Latest: Virginity-Auction Reality Show
Australia threatened producer with prostitution charges
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted May 10, 2010 3:30 PM CDT
Contestants hawking their virginity on a reality show probably won't be as jittery as this first-timer.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – If you're going to round up a bunch of sexual novices, auction off their virginity, and make a reality show out of the stunt, you might as well do it in Las Vegas. At least, that's what the would-be producer of said show quickly decided after Australia threatened prostitution charges if he went ahead with filming there. Justin Sisley had several virgins lined up and planned to pay them $20,000, plus 90% of their, er, sale price.

Two other gems from the Telegraph report:

  • One male virgin says he signed up for the show as a way to meet people.
  • Parents of the youngsters are predictably less than thrilled with the idea: "They hate me," Sisley says.