16 of the most memorable brothels and whorehouses in sci-fi

Hey, it’s the oldest profession out there. It’s also been a major part of sci-fi over the years.

Brothels are a big part of history, and they’ve also popped up quite a bit in sci-fi TV, movies and books. The latest example? Syfy’s new hit series Defiance -- the latest episode of which airs tonight at 9/8C -- which features the NeedWant brothel as a key part of the city. 

But lots of folks love a good dash of sexiness with their sci-fi, and Defiance isn’t the only franchise to have a brothel play a major role in a story. Not surprisingly, there've been mixed results over the years. Some are iconic (i.e., Total Recall), while some were just a big pile of cheese (Tales From the Crypt).

1 of X
Previous Next
Stack

Related Stories

Exclusive: Grant Bowler talks Defiance Season 3, why he loved Mad Max: Fury Road, and more in our video interview Adam Swiderski

The leading lawman in Syf's post-apocalyptic series sat down with us for a chat via Periscope. If you missed it (or want to relive it), here's your chance.

Periscope with Grant Bowler for Season Three of Defiance Aaron Sagers

Submit questions for a chance to talk to the man who is Nolan during our in-studio talk about Season 3 of the sci-fi adventure.