Fifty Shades of Jozi

Inside Suburban rub and tugs

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Summary:

Richard Poplak, after apologising to his wife, investigates the fifty shades of one of Johannesburg's oldest and best rub and tugs.

Description:

Richard Poplak, after apologising to his wife, investigates the fifty shades of one of Johannesburg's oldest and best rub and tugs. In a profile of Divine, Sean Newman’s massage parlour in Bedfordview, Poplak looks at how the sex industry has taken shape since apartheid. Divine is a thriving business, run by a grandmother, her son and his wife, that makes almost R35 000 a week. Poplak investigates the changes and influences on Jozi’s sex industry from the demise of apartheid prudery to the murder of Lolly Jackson, takes in the trade show Sexpo... and tells us why Sean Newman spends R5 000 a month on towels.
Primary Creators:
Richard Poplak
Publisher:
Parktown Publishers
First published:
August 2012
ISBN:
978-0-9921727-7-0
Main language(s):
English
Subject Area:
Journalism: Culture