It’s the weekend, or a sick day, or just a regular Tuesday night, and you need to binge-watch something. You don’t just want it, you need it. Staring at the TV on Netflix has shown signs of improvement and better as the service keeps on adding to its great index of network and cable series. Sex Education is an upcoming British comedy-drama web television series , that is set to premiere on 11 January 2019, on Netflix.
A sexually repressed teenager turns into the lovemaking guru at his new secondary school. The clip opens with a horrendously awkward scene featuring protagonist Otis Milburn (Asa Butterfield) and his sex therapist mother, Jean (The X-Files star Gillian Anderson). “I noticed you’re pretending to masturbate” ,she tells the adolescent, highlighting their strange relationship. “And I was wondering if you wanted to talk about it.” In another clip from one of Jean’s sessions, she asks a dumbfounded client, “Why don’t you start by telling me your earliest memory of your scrotum?”
From that point, the trailer centers around Otis, his companion Eric (Ncuti Gatwa) and the “new Frontier” of sexual movement they experience in their new school. “I’m worried about you, man,” Eric tells his sidekick. “Everybody’s either thinking about shagging, about to shag or actually shagging.” Otis exploits that uncontrolled horniness, using his mom’s sex skill to build up his own underground therapy clinic with Eric and school rebel Maeve (Emma Mackey); together, they help peers with their very own issues – extending from a “wanking” addiction to “out of control” pubic hair to battles with sexual character.
Laurie Nunn created and wrote Sex Education, with direction from Ben Taylor and Kate Herron.
The trailer does a brilliant job of highlighting Sex Education’s mix of serious drama and hilariously awkward comedy, showcasing both in equal measure.
Furthermore, streaming on Netflix rather than being shown on regular network television means that Sex Education’s sense of humor and portrayal of sexuality is less likely to be curtailed by censorship.