Last week, my cousin sent me a Mary Portas book in the post. She said she wished she’d had this in her twenties, and that it was too late for her to read it now. After I binge watched Sex Education, I initially thought the same thing about wanting to have watched it in my school years.
Season 1 of Sex Education follows socially awkward, sexually inexperienced Otis Milburn (Asa Butterfield), and his best friend Eric Effoing (Ncuti Gatwa), who arguably (besides Adam Groff [Connor Swindells]) has one of the most intense emotional journeys on the show.
An opportunity arises for Otis to offer students advice on their sex life. Yes, a boy with no sexual experience is offering sex advice. You have to see it to believe it!
He teams up with bad girl Maeve Wiley (Emma Mackey), who lives in a trailer park and is seeing star athlete Jackson Marchetti (Kedar Williams-Stirling).
This show is great for anybody wanting, or even needing to learn about sex in a less direct and awkward way – though there are plenty of awkward scenes so I suggest not watching this one with your family on movie night.
I went to a Catholic school. This is the biggest problem. If you go, or went to a Catholic school, you learn little to nothing in sex ed. In fact, I think I learned more in my primary school’s sex ed. If, like me, you’re having the same problem, Netflix has saved you. This show teaches you as well as entertains you. It’s vital in this day and age, especially if the education system isn’t teaching you anything useful about sex.
It’ll also be very relatable to everyone in one way or another, although I’m not entirely sure why there’s such a variation of accents going on in the show – I guess that’s America’s bad.