Pole, Aerial and Beyond: Online Docs and Dramas to binge-watch

There is a lot of time to be spent binge-watching your favourite shows at the moment. I don’t know about you, but I have been curating lists on as many streaming platforms as possible to keep my mind entertained each day. And as I was scrolling through the free content available on All4 the other day, I found a few documentaries that were quite specific to the pole, aerial, and general “alternative” female lifestyles (I really don’t know how to describe such a broad term). So, I decided to hunt down as many as I can.

Please note that I am yet to watch any of these, but I thought I would write the list as I found them so that you guys can give them a watch if you like. From the aerial industry, to call girls, to even female pro wrestlers, here are some titles available to stream that you may find interesting!

All4

This 6-part documentary follows the lives of different women within the circus industry.

The Sisterhood of Strippers

A one-off documentary that challenges the perceptions of the stripper industry

Smashing Glass Ceilings: The women of WWE

A documentary that follows a particular female match that changed the world of professional wresting

Netflix

Burlesque: Heart of the Glitter Tribe

A documentary about the passion and personalities at the heart of today’s new wave of burlesque.

Hot Girls Wanted and Hot Girls Wanted:Turned On

Two Documentaries that follow the lives of young women as they pursue careers in the sex service industry.

Toy Boy

Drama – A stripper sets out to prove his innocence for a crime he didn’t commit and was unjustly incarcerated for seven years earlier.

After Porn Ends 1 and 3

2 Documentaries: An exploration of the lives of several former adult performers who have retired from the porn industry.
(I don’t know why the second one isn’t on there but you may be able to find it elsewhere)

Jezebel

Drama – Tiffany crashes with five family members in a Las Vegas studio apartment. Her older sister, a phone sex operator, introduces her to the world of internet fetish cam girls

iPlayer

Common People

Three complete strangers are brought together to discover that they all have one person in common, and she works in the sex industry.

Inside the Cage: The Rise of Female Fighters

Annie Price meets the women fighting to the top in mixed martial arts (MMA) – one of the fastest-growing sports in Britain. 

Nudes4Sale

Ellie Flynn investigates how thousands of people all around the world are making an income from selling their own nude photos and videos.

Secrets of Sugar Baby Dating

A documentary that looks into the lives of sugar dating.

Work it: Body Confidence Stories

Three UK fitness instructors mentor and train people to build body confidence with unique plans.

BONUS: Inside the Secret World of Incels

A never-before-seen look at the incel community, an online subculture to which multiple mass murders and hate crimes against women have been attributed.

Prime

Pole Dance: Inside the World of Art as Fitness

This documentary explores pole dance through the stories of several of its stars, going behind the scenes and presenting an inside look at professional pole dancing.

Did I miss any? Let me know in the comments!

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