Observational documentary series revealing what's involved in keeping Oxford Street running, following the police and the paramedics in the shops and on the underground.
Status: To Be Determined
Runtime: 45 minutes
Oxford Street Revealed - Merkin - Netflix
A merkin is a pubic wig. Merkins were originally worn by prostitutes after shaving their genitalia, and are now used as decorative items, erotic devices, or in films, by both men and women.
Oxford Street Revealed - History and etymology - Netflix
The Oxford Companion to the Body dates the origin of the pubic wig to the 1450s. According to the publication, women would shave their pubic hair for personal hygiene and to combat pubic lice. They would then don a merkin. Also, prostitutes would wear a merkin to cover up signs of disease, such as syphilis. It has also been suggested that when male actors played female parts onstage, they would cover their genitals with a merkin so they could pose as women in nude scenes. The Oxford English Dictionary dates the first written use of the term to 1617. The word probably originated from malkin, a derogatory term for a lower-class young woman, or from Marykin, a pet form of the female given name Mary.
Oxford Street Revealed - References - Netflix