An Australian documentary will show a man and a woman having sex for the first time, and their partners will be the people who bid for them in an auction. The untitled film’s web site describes it as “an observational documentary that follows one man and one woman as they seek to auction their first sexual experience” and “shed their virginity to a complete stranger in front of a worldwide audience.”
Filmmaker Justin Sisely “has spent more than a year recruiting male and female virgins willing to auction themselves on camera,” the Daily Telegraph reports, but “faces being charged with prostitution if he goes ahead with the deal on Australian soil,” so he will have the auction in a Nevada brothel, where prostitution is legal. The two virgins will receive $20,000 plus 90 percent of the money the auction brings in.
The female participant, who’s going by the pseudonym Veronica, told the paper, “Technically I’m selling my virginity for money, technically that would be classified as prostitution, but it’s not going to be a regular thing, so in my head I can justify that I’m not going to be a prostitute.”
The male participant dropped out, and a replacement hasn’t yet been selected, but five new finalists have been chosen; videos with each talking about their virginity are on YouTube. In addition, the production company is still looking to interview virgins age 16 and above for the documentary (contact information is on the film’s web site).
Considering there’s a lot of confusion about what it means to be a virgin, the terms and conditions helpfully define it, although there’s no indication how the filmmaker plans to verify these things:
“A female ‘Virgin’ in this instance is defined as a female applicant who has not had the introduction by a person of his penis into her vagina or anus regardless of whether or not there is or has been the emission of semen. …
A male ‘Virgin’ in this instance is defined as a male applicant Â who has not introduced his penis into the vagina or anus of another person regardless of whether or not there is or has been the emission of semen.
(ii) Additionally, the male ‘Virgin’ must not have had the introduction by a person of an object or penis into his anus, otherwise than in the course of an appropriate and generally accepted medical or hygienic procedure (Obtained or provided under legitimate medical reasons and not false pretences).”
Here’s one of the interviews with the possible male subjects: