New documentary will lift the lid on OnlyFans scene in Ireland 3 months ago

New documentary will lift the lid on OnlyFans scene in Ireland

"From a former nurse to a 40-year-old mother of three, this fascinating documentary examines this hidden world."

A new documentary which will air on Virgin Media One is set to lift the lid on the OnlyFans scene in Ireland.

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The documentary will show the people behind OnlyFans content across the country and discuss their reasons for using the popular subscription-based website.

The show was announced as part of Virgin Media's new season schedule and will look at the lives of some of Ireland's biggest creators on the platform - such as Wicklow dad Matty Gilbert and influencer Niamh O’Connor - with some of the creators making millions on the site.

The official synopsis for the documentary reads: "We delve into the lives of Irish people on this controversial site.

"From a former nurse to a 40-year-old mother of three, this fascinating documentary examines this hidden world."

Only Fans: Ireland’s X-Rated will air on Virgin Media One on 6 September.

It comes as the subscription site hit headlines earlier this week for announcing that it would ban pornography due to concerns over compliance with policies of banking partners.

OnlyFans announced that it would be shelving the plans on Wednesday after backlash from its adult content creator community.

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“Thank you to everyone for making your voices heard. We have secured assurances necessary to support our diverse creator community and have suspended the planned October 1 policy change,” the company said in a tweet.

“OnlyFans stands for inclusion and we will continue to provide a home for all creators,” the company said.

However, at this point it's unclear if the suspension will be permanent.

The company announced its intention to ban sexually explicit content last Thursday at the request of its banking and payout partners.

The decision by the company to ban porn had angered sex workers who have relied on the site to support themselves.

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OnlyFans was created in 2016 and the platform has grown massively in popularity since, with the Covid-19 pandemic thought to have influenced the growth to over 130 million users.