The Skins actress selling nudes to fund her Edinburgh Fringe show | Megan Prescott wants to explore the taboo of sex work

The Skins actress selling nudes to fund her Edinburgh Fringe show

Megan Prescott wants to explore the taboo of sex work

comedyOne Edinburgh Fringe performer is going to extreme lengths to try to cover the dizzying cost of putting on a show at the Fringe – selling nudes on OnlyFans.

Actress Megan Prescott, who played Katie Fitch on Skins, started a channel on the adult social media site to help make ends meet.

This, however, is the first time she has ever sold full frontal, head-to-toe nude photos on the platform – all in the service of supporting her one-woman theatre show Really Good Exposure.

The show is about the taboo of sex work and is partially inspired by her own personal experience of child stardom.

The play follows the story of Molly Thomas, a former child star whose fame peaked in her teens and now looks towards the adult industry as a way to keep food on the table when acting work isn’t paying her bills. But will the stigma that comes with sex work  be too hard to handle? 

For the nudes she is selling on OnlyFans, she has recreated a publicity shot from Skins images, but without any clothes. Ten images will be sold, but she has not disclosed the price. 

She told the Edinburgh Evening News: ‘I’m delighted to be able to use my Only Fans platform to raise awareness of my Edinburgh show. Plus I really do need the money to pay for producing the show.

‘Even selling these limited-edition images will only raise half the money needed to put on a month-long show.’

Before joining OnlyFans, Megan worked as a stripper in her early 20s – and said she always worried punters would recognise her from Skins.

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Published: 21 May 2024

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