Jolene Dollar is drifting off into the same mental to-do list any one of us might have at work, while a colleague is boring on about his planning permission issues: put the washing on, get the mince out of the freezer, iron some school shirts. She also has one fishnet-stockinged leg hitched up over a desk, and he is about to enter her from behind once the cameras start rolling again. A fairly average day at work, then, for Britain’s top adult performer, as she dabs at her eye with a tissue and swills her mouth out.
In Adult Material, the new four-part Channel 4 drama set in the world of porn, Jolene is one of the “last of the old-timers, for want of a better phrase”, says Hayley Squires, who plays her, chatty but thoughtful on the phone from her home in Kent. This is a first TV