Earlier this week, Bella Thorne boasted to the LA Times that she was working with Sean Baker, director of “The Florida Project”, on a film about her experience joining the web site OnlyFans.
But Baker said on Friday that this was not true.
“I would like to clarify that there is only news about me making a film (documentary or fiction story) that is only about Fenfans and using Bella Thorne as research is wrong.” Baker said in a statement. “I am not involved with this project.”
Thorne said she would earn a record $ 2 million when joining the site, which is similar to Instagram, but allows adult artists to charge people to view their feeds. Celebrities including Thorn and Cardi B have also started connecting with the site as it became more popular, but they are posting “safe-for-work” pictures instead.
Becker said, “Earlier this month I had a conversation with Ms. Thorne and discussed possible collaborations in the distant future that would be to connect with her to focus on her life and circumstances. On that call, I advised her team to consult with sex workers and address the way she went about it so as not to harm the sex work industry. This has been the extent of my participation. ”
“It’s a feature we’re researching because I’m currently living it,” Thorne told the LA Times on Tuesday. He said, “What does such a platform do for its users? What is the connective material between your life and your life inside the world of OnlyFans? … How can it change your life for the worse and better? How far are you ready to go, and how far do you want to go? You can be me or this talented girl from Montana, and the ONLIFANS can change your life – if you want it, of course. ”
Thorne has drawn fear from sex workers who believe he is hijacking the site. “What I ain’t about [celebrities] Thinking of it as some fun science experiment, with the audacity to claim that they are just trying to get the full experience, ” Tweeted Saavan Solo, Which has a channel on the site.
“Tangerine” director Baker said in his statement that he supports sex workers. “I am a collaborator and have literally dedicated my career to telling stories that remove stigma and normalize lifestyles,” he said. “I will never do anything that could possibly hurt the community. So please know that this news is not correct. Thank you.”