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Inside The Cock Destroyers’ New Reality TV Show

Take a peak behind the scenes of 'Slag Wars' – the first ever safe-for-work reality show about sex work, and watch an exclusive trailer here!
November 17, 2020, 9:00am
Slag Wars: The Next Destroyer promo
Slag Wars: The Next Destroyer

Your loved ones are in peril. They are in danger – immediate, foreboding, life-threatening danger. The only way you can save them, stick with me here, is by producing the first ever safe-for-work reality TV show about sex work. Who do you call to front it? 

If your answer was not “Sophie Anderson and Rebecca More, of Cock Destroyers fame”, then perhaps you simply didn’t want to save them enough. I say all of this – your loved ones are fine by the way, calm down – because I have seen that of which I speak, and reader, it is everything you might dare to dream it would be and more. 

Allow me to set the scene: Two Cock Destroyers. Seven slags. A gay porn star. A raft of special guests and judges. A giant house in the English countryside and a trans internet sensation to narrate everything that happens. These are the components of Slag Wars: The Next Destroyer – a very real, and very incredible new reality TV show, hosted by Anderson and More.

In a teaser that dropped earlier this year, the ladies – dressed in black fishnet tops with black tape over their nipples – can be seen standing in front of a green-screened brick wall with three fluorescent X’s digitally daubed on it. “We’ve got big… ” starts Rebecca More, “big news” finishes Sophie Anderson, drawing the words out to that place between camp and horny that both destroyers call home. “Massive news!” they declare in tandem, before finally revealing that the gods have smiled upon all of us and given them a TV show. 

For the ladies, though, this moment has been years in the making. They turned the idea over for a long time in their heads before committing to making it happen. After a chance phone call with a friend who happened to offer up her “giant house in the country” for a shoot, More saw an opportunity. 

“I’m the kind of girl that, if you give me an inch, I’ll take a mile,” More tells me over Zoom, flicking her eyes knowingly up at the camera. On the other half of the screen is Sophie Anderson, beaming at me with a smile that has not left her face since it first appeared. “I said, well we want to do this show,” More continues, “and then, it just sort of happened”.

Slag Wars: The Next Destroyer promo

'Slag Wars: The Next Destroyer'

Pulled together in the depths of lockdown and filmed in an eye-wateringly short four days, Slag Wars: The Next Destroyer is unlike any show you’ve seen before. The concept is simple. Seven contestants or “slags” (“we’re reclaiming the word!”, they tell me) compete against each other in a series of tasks to be crowned the next “destroyer” (a term coined by Anderson and co-judge Matthew Camp in the 00s, which loosely translates to someone who is: sex-positive, kind, hilarious, confident and hot). There’s no prize, really, but everyone gets a set of giant gold lips and welcomed into the Destroyer family with open arms and legs. 

Produced by the gay porn site Men.com (naturally), it will be streaming from the 27th of November on SlagWars.com.

VICE UK got sent a sneak preview of the show, so here’s some of what you can expect – plus an exclusive trailer, which you can watch below!

Filth

ASMR sex chat. A slag eating a banana during a confessional in a way that one could only reasonably describe as ‘menacingly erotic’. Bondage. Latex. Kinks. Fetishes. Two slags going at each other's necks like vampires. Someone getting lightly slapped while wearing a collar and being gagged by a Granny Smith. It really is fun for all the family. 

A chance to go behind the curtain

“Sex work is work” Rebecca tells me as we chat more about what she wants people to take away from the show. “I want people to see all the different elements and things that go into that job”.

Each week there’s a new challenge that allows the slags to dip into different parts of the sex work industry. “For some of the slags, doing a specific challenge has helped shape them and their career and where they’re going next, which is really great,” she adds.

Special!! guest!! judges!!

“We were so lucky to have so many of our friends from loads of different worlds who wanted to come and be part of it,” More tells me, alluding to some of the raft of special guests judges that appear throughout the show but trying desperately to keep them under her hat. As she finishes speaking, Sophie pipes up. “Yeah it’s amazing, we’ve got Baga Chipz and–”, “SOPHIE” Rebecca interrupts her, cradling her head in her hands.

So yeah, Baga Chipz of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK is in it. There are a few others in the trailer, too, so see if you can spot them (or give Sophie a call because she’ll spill them all to you in literally 15 seconds with no prompting whatsoever).

Incredible outfits 

Sophie was due to have her “butt done” (surgically speaking, not the other way) a few weeks before the filming. She postponed it, fearing the swelling might hamper her ability to don the lycra suits they’d had made specially for the show. Watch it for that if nothing else. 

There’s a huge, giant, throbbing… 

Heart. Right at the core of the show. I did not expect there to be tears. I certainly didn’t expect there to be so many. And I definitely didn’t think any of them would be mine. I was wrong on all accounts. 

“We wanted to make a show that celebrates people, that celebrates sex work and all of the different parts of it,” says Anderson. “We wanted to make a place where people can find themselves and be comfortable with that. I didn’t really have any family, and it took me a long time to be comfortable with myself and my work and to find that family, and I really hope this show can do that for the slags in the show and for those watching.”

For all their outrageousness, their frankness and their confidence, the thing that really compels Sophie Anderson and Rebecca More to audiences – even from their very first viral video – is their heart. Their vulnerability. The love they clearly have for each other and for so much of the world. No matter how much other liquid is flying around on the show, be under no illusions, it’s that love that glues Slag Wars together.

@bencsmoke

Slag Wars will be available to stream via Men.com and SlagWars.com from the 27th of November.