Just watched the programme on iPlayer and here on my thoughts:
1) I have seen the comedian and he comes across to me as a poor man's Russell Brand. He did have earnest points and I think it was important to go into what brought him into punting. What should be noted though is that the set I saw him perform at the Edinburgh Fringe (before you ask, I didn't punt there) concentrated on his experiences in Bangkok, which wasn't explored I assume for budget reasons.
2) It was a bit annoying that they only focussed on young punters, but I can understand this as it in a way that it bust the stereotype of punters only being old men in rain-macs, although it did perhaps focus too much on those who choose to punt as opposed to those who are unable to pull and so use punting as a means to an end. Also, those young guys are much braver than me. If I was approached, they would have to treat me as if I was in the SAS!
3) Good to see a girl who chose the business and doing well represented by Louise Kay. I wouldn't though, her tatts put me right off!
4) This programme showed that the law is currently an ass with regards to brothels and really ought to be corrected. Sex work is risky and that risk only increases if a girl doesn't have the security of safety in numbers. It is good that the police (mostly) use their common sense like the police chief shown, but I fear if any politician attempted to do that, the Daily Mail would skin them alive.
5)Becky Adams and Louise Kay are right, women who choose this work should be able to use brothels for safety and be listened to. They provide an angle of feminist discourse that should, but never will be taken seriously by the middle-class
cult that sees women who do not look and sound like them as alien, and thus should be ignored.
6)If Billie Porter was a WG, she would defo be on my Hot List, but would probably well above my pay grade.
On the whole, much better than I expected.