Sex Education on Netflix: Viewers praise show’s LGBT+ representation
Netflix’s Sex Education is getting a lot of praise on Twitter, with many calling it great.
The show stars Asa Butterfield as British teenager Otis whose divorced parents, including The X Files Gillian Anderson, are both sex therapists. Using what he’s learnt from his parents, Otis sets up a sex therapy clinic at his high school to help his fellow students with their sexual concerns.
Many viewers have already watched the entire season and taken to social media to share their love for the show, which is created by Laurie Nunn.
“If you aren’t in love with Eric from #sexeducation, you’re wrong”
Sex Education also stars Emma Mackey as Otis’ friend Maeve and Ncuti Gatwa as Eric, his openly-gay best friend.
Gatwa, in particular, has received positive comments on Twitter for his portrayal of Eric. In the series, Eric faces homophobia and has to come to terms with his sexuality. He also uses drag as a form of self-expression.
“Eight minutes into Netflix’s “Sex Education” and we already have a possibly asexual lead and a sexually-liberated, single middle-aged mother”
Many critics have praised the show for its LGBT+ representation and the overall way it handles the topic of sex. The New York Times said the show “explores sex as a learning experience about who you are, what you want and how you relate to other people.”
Viewers also took to Twitter to share their delight of an interracial lesbian couple and Anderson’s sexually liberated character.
Sex Education also features an original soundtrack from bisexual musician Ezra Furman and his band The Visions. Speaking about featuring in the show, Furman said: “It was very fun to work on and I’m very grateful to everyone who worked on the show and helped me be a part of it.”
Furman and his band The Visions also appear in one of the episodes. “We’re the band at the school dance and we look great,” he added.
“Everyone has British accents and yet they’re wearing Letterman jackets”
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One thing that has confused fans of Sex Education is the setting of the show.
Despite being set in the UK, there are some questionable choices made about the show’s high school – notably why students are allowed to wear their own clothes and have “weird American lockers.”
Whether its set in an alternative version of the U.K or not, it’s safe to say that Sex Education may just be our latest addiction.
Sex Education is now streaming on Netflix.