When I heard that Canberra was holding “X-Rated: The Sex Industry in the ACT” at the Canberra Museum and Gallery (CMAG), I thought I would head down – and take with me the best porn star to have originated from ACT itself…Lucie Bee.
The exhibition explores the history of the sex industry in the ACT. In an article about the exhibition, the ABC correctly stated that sex work was legalised in Canberra in 1992, “a move that was considered ground-breaking at the time because it focused on harm-minimisation instead of criminalisation.”
Here are some photos of Lucie Bee and I enjoying the exhibition.
Pic 1: The unmistakable sign as you walk in the door.
Pic 2: Lucie Bee watching a documentary about the work done by Touching Base.
Pic 3: See above.
Pic 5: The oft-used phrase by Scarlet Alliance – “No Bad Whores Just Bad Laws”
Pic 6: Lucie Bee being cheeky in front of the very cheeky sign protesting sex laws in ACT.
Pic 7: Reels from the adult film industry that ACT is well known for in this country. The X Rated Exhibition looks at this industry in great detail, with a lot of paraphernalia from the early days of the porn industry.
Pic 10: I love this. This is an old telephone book from the 1980’s when sex was advertised on paper and not on the internet. Remember those days?
The exhibition is curated by Rowan Henderson and is at CMAG until 20 September 2015. Its free of charge……
But you might end up bringing someone home.