Helen Mirren's vice plan
- Bang Showbiz
- 3 April 2008
Dame Helen Mirren thinks prostitution should be legalised.
'The Queen' actress - who recently finished filming new movie 'Love Ranch', which tells the story of the first brothel - says sex trafficking would be reduced if women were allowed to charge for sex.
She said: "I definitely think legal prostitution is the way to go, given the awful, horrendous trafficking of women and the danger of girls being out on the street, so vulnerable to pimps and 'johns'.
"In a legal brothel, they're licensed, they're protected, and the men who use them are protected because they know the girls have to be medically checked every week."
Helen - who is widely considered to be one of Hollywood's sexiest older women - also doesn't think she has lost any of her sex appeal as she has aged.
The 62-year-old star added to Time magazine: "I don't think women do lose their so-called sex appeal. It just shifts into a different arena. "There's no question, you know - full on sex appeal is for the young - it is. That's nature. And so it should be. But older men and older women, when they say sex appeal I don't think they really mean sex.
"I think they're talking about some indefinable thing that has to do with appreciation of life, wisdom, and all kinds of things. There should be a special word for it."
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