SUGAR

Sex work has been an ongoing topic of debate on a social and political level in America. Sometimes seen as a last resort, a desperate situation, or a means of exploitation, it has been contemned by the general public. This project documents the creation of “SUGAR”, a television show in the making about the lives of young sex workers in New York City that is seeking to demolish this perception. As a show, a brand, and a mission to normalize sex work, Sydney Benjamin, Erika Flynn, and Palmar Kelly have created a platform to share and promote their own experiences. After spending a year and a half script writing, producing film reels, selling merchandise, and casting for the show, they were able to begin filming November 2019.