The Showcase Channel kicked off the night by announcing a second season, to go into production mid-2008.
The provocative series set in an inner city brothel is sure to set tongues wagging with its candid, saucy scenes.
The plush event was attended by the leading cast including Diana Glenn (pictured), Madeleine West, Peta Sergeant and Alison Whyte. The South Melbourne nightclub that doubles as the ‘232’ brothel was also the site for tonight’s invite-only launch.
I chatted with former Neighbours star Madeline West who plays ‘Mel.’ In researching the role West spent quite a bit of time talking to sex workers and admits there were many stories that inspired her, some rather uplifting personal tales. She was also surprised at how professional the industry was. If there were drugs and seedy lifestyles, she admits she didn’t see them.
Satisfaction, which doesn’t hold back on full-frontal nudity, is produced by Roger Simpson and Andy Walker whose previous products have included Halifax fp, Stingers, Answered by Fire and Good Guys Bad Guys.
The ten part series launches in a 2 hour premiere Wednesday December 5 on Showcase.
Set in and around 232, an up-market city brothel, Satisfaction reveals the world of five high class escorts and their manager as they juggle the pressures of their private lives with their secret profession.
Satisfaction is an exploration of the relationships between these women: the bonds of friendship, the competition, the loyalty, the ruthlessness, the camaraderie. The stories are grounded and real – shocking, touching, funny, disturbing, intelligent and sexy. They are love stories with a twist – about strong women keeping themselves together when they’re giving so much of themselves away.
About friendships, family, lust and love Satisfaction is provocative and compelling, revealing, confronting and intoxicating.