Sun, palm trees, glistening seas and the joyful colours of carnival. This is one side of Brazil many people would recognise, as is its reputation as a sexually liberal nation. But are people as open-minded as you might think? In this episode, Stacey lifts the lid on the darker side of the world of sex work in Brazil.
Around a million transgender people live in Brazil, but many of them face deep-seated prejudice, struggling to find a job, and so resorting to making a living selling sex. Those who Stacey meets talk openly to her about the discrimination and dangers they face. They set out at night to make enough money to sustain them, but with the very real fear they may not make it home.