Former porn star Lianne Young swapped her life in a Bristol home for partying in the Playboy Mansion in her twenties. She has heaped praise on Channel 4's Adult Material for shedding light on the life of sex workers.  

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Lianne Young entered the adult entertainment industry at the age of 24

Single mother Lianne Young, 42, earned INR 9 lakh a week in her twenties as a porn actress. She joined the adult entertainment industry in 1999, aged 24.  Young even experienced lavish parties at the infamous Playboy Mansion in Los Angeles. 

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She now works as a sexual violence adviser for the Metropolitan Police's Sexual Violence Unit

The former adult actress now works as a sexual violence adviser for the Metropolitan Police's Sexual Violence Unit. Young hopes to win more protection for adult film actors through her story. In an interview with The Sunday Mirror, she said parts of Adult Material reflected her own life. 

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Young is a popular broadcast personality

Though saying the adult film scene was "sometimes degrading", Young insisted she "didn't feel used". The former star also credited Channel 4 show for breaking down the taboos about the industry. 

Lianne Young found her big break after appearing in the US online series Sex Survivor in 2001. It gave her a luxury life, parties, things that she wouldn't have imagined. She retired "exhausted" at the age of 27. The mother of one highlighted the fact more people are trying to make money via adult content after losing their jobs as COVID-19 struck.  

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She wants to keep sex workers safe

Sign-ups to content-selling sites like OnlyFans have skyrocketed in the last six months. The subscription platform recorded 61 million users and 850,000 content creators during the lockdown. "Porn isn’t going anywhere. But we can make it safer", Young said. 

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Many people lost their jobs due to COVID-19

Adult Material premiered on Channel 4 earlier this month. It follows the story of porn star Jolene Dollar, mother-of-three and, played by Hayley Squires. She struggles to work her way through the industry where she has been a leading performer for decades. 

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Channel 4's Adult Material looks into the life of sex workers

The first episode was criticized after one shocking scene showed Jolene's daughter Pheobe, being raped while sleeping by her boyfriend. However, the second episode received praise as Jolene made an empowering speech about being a sex worker and financially stable single mum.