Channel 4 to broadcast from a public toilet
REMEMBER the story about the Glasgow nightclub called Shimmy, that got closed down because it let people spy on the girls toilets through a pervy mirror?
Everyone was pretty outraged that someone would do something so obviously weird… everyone apart from Channel 4 who it seems have taken the idea and are going to turn it into a television show.
They’ve convinced Crawley nightclub – JJ Whispers – to allow cameras into their lavatories for a new documentary about what happens in the bogs of an ordinary British club.
Firecracker Films are producing the show for Channel 4, and they’re hoping it will be a hit, like the fly-on-the-waller, The Fried Chicken Shop. Of course, while The Fried Chicken Shop showed how lovely the people who serve us fastfood are, and some of the things they have to put up with when folk get drunk, this new show will be… well… in a toilet, where people defecate and puke.
Producer Laura Smith told local Crawley press:
“A lot goes on in nightclub toilets and this documentary will answer the questions bugging both sexes. Apart from the usual gossiping, I’ve broken up with a boyfriend in a club toilet before, consoled people and seen people get thrown out.
“When it comes to the men, I hear they never talk to each other and don’t even stop to wash their hands. Take away the craziness of the scenario and we are sure to get some really nice moments and capture a lot of relationships.”
Unlike the Shimmy nightclub, customers will not be filmed without their permission, but still, did anyone really ask for a look at the secret world of urine soaked washrooms? Did anyone really think that public toilets would provide enough to warrant a film crew?
Channel 4 – fast becoming the bottom feeder that we all thought channel Five would own for years.