September 21, 2019, 4:44

Blown Out of Proportion? UK Sex Doll Documentary Excites Passions Online

Blown Out of Proportion? UK Sex Doll Documentary Excites Passions Online

‘The digital just got physical’ says a new controversial documentary aired in Britain as it explores the bizarre and increasingly popular practice of using life-sized sex dolls. The social media community reacted promptly.

The Sex Robots Are Coming film followed the private lives of several American couples, documenting the highs and lows of relationships involving an extra, plastic and robotic participant, as well as those who form unexpected emotional attachments to their mechanical companions.

The dolls are the work of California-based company Realbotix, which incorporates Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology to create mannequins intended to move and speak with their owners in a naturalistic fashion.

The documentary provoked a highly varied reaction on social media — some viewers were outraged by what they saw as further evidence of the objectification of women, given the dolls are designed to be physically perfect, submissive and obedient.

Others including the partners of some doll-users featured on the show seemed to view the dolls purely as ‘toys’ and not an attempt to substitute a person’s human spouse or partner. The devices could also be said to benefit those suffering loneliness and social isolation.

Source: sputniknews.com

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