What's happened to documentaries in the modern, ratings driven TV world? I was in Sheffield today talking to a woman very familiar with that scene who was telling me that the blonde dominatrix doesn't work there but was paid £1,200 by the production company to appear. Apparently she's not a dominatrix either but they thought it looked good.
This annoys me, a documentary shouldn't involve deliberate deception like this. Still, these are TV people and they think they know what their audience want. Maybe they do, hence the blandness of modern TV.
Anyway, even though we know documentaries are always skewed one way or the other, even so, when it's this dishonest a warning should go up before it starts stating that some of this documentary may involve lying. I'm sure they'll be lots of TV viewers saying, "that's alright, we only watch the documentaries for the lying."
Even so, despite all that, I quite like low life places, so I might pop in one time I'm around there.