Sarah Jones Examines Cultural Attitudes Towards Sex Workers in ‘Sell/Buy/Date.’

Sarah Jones

Sarah Jones is a multifaceted performer and award-winning playwright who employs a diverse range of character impressions to make sharp commentary on race, sex, gender, and politics in America.

She recently performed an excerpt from her play Sell/Buy/Date as part of a TED Talk Presentation.

In this performance, Sarah Jones brings you to the front row of a classroom in the future, as a teacher plugs in different personas from the year 2016 to show their varied perspectives on sex work. As she changes props, Jones embodies an elderly homemaker, a “sex work studies” major, an escort, a nun-turned-prostitute and a guy at a strip club for his bachelor party. It’s an intriguing look at a taboo topic, that flips cultural norms around sex inside out.