The Masters of Sex trailer gets is pretty frank about sexual activity. Watch at your own risk.
In the world of sex and academia, Alfred Kinsey might reign supreme, but the the more interesting story might be that of the sexuality research team of Masters and Virginia, who researched the human sexual appetite from the late 1950s into the 1990s. Showtime’s latest program, Masters of Sex, will follow William H. Masters and Virginia E. Johnson at the start of their partnership. The network has finally put togetehr an extended trailer for the series, and audiences can see a show with wit and romance that should make for an interesting conversation starter.
The trailer focuses on the formation of Masters and Johnson in a time when sex, but especially researching sex, is taboo . Not only is Masters getting an earful concerning the staff’s disapproval of his project, but Johnson has an added burden of being a woman in a time period where the expectations for woman are very different than the expectations for men. The Masters of Sex trailer is certainly interesting enough to encourage debate and conversation, but probably isn’t one to catch while you are at work, as there are a few scenes involving toys that should be viewed from the comfort of a home computer.
Showtime signed on for the series around the same time Ray Donovan moved forward at the network. While Ray Donovan moved forward with ease, Masters of Sex had to deal with a casting setback after Legion actor Paul Bettany dropped out of the project. Eventually Michael Sheen took over the role of Masters and Lizzy Caplan signed on to play Johnson. Beau Bridges also stars.
We’ve already seen a few short trailers and stills from the new series, which is based on the mouthful of a book Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson by Thomas Maiers. The show doesn’t premiere until next month, so if you are interested in the couple or the series at all, the book may be one to catch before the show premieres.
Showtime’s Masters of Sex won’t hit the schedule until this fall. Once the drama hits the schedule, it will begin airing on Sunday nights at 10 p.m. ET. The premiere is slated for September 29.
What I’ve seen from the early Masters of Sex trailer is intriguing, although I wonder where the show will go over the long haul. Still, if Ray Donovan is any indication, if Masters of Sex does well in the ratings early on, it’s likely we’ll get a second season to find out.