Call Salt-N-Pepa: Showtime has decided it’s time to talk about sex.
Masters of Sex, starring Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan, tells the story of real-life pioneers of the science of human sexuality, William Masters and Virginia Johnson, whose controversial – to say the least – research helped kick off the sexual revolution. For those interested, Masters and Johnson’s work picked up after Alfred Kinsey’s research (which was the subject of its own 2004 movie, starring Liam Neeson).
“He is a brilliant scientist out of touch with his own feelings, and she is a single working mother ahead of her time. The series chronicles their unusual lives, romance, and unlikely pop culture trajectory,” per Showtime. And, in case the title didn’t give it away, their “unusual lives” are obviously full of NSFW moments. You’ve been warned. Watch below:
Masters of Sex premieres Sept. 29.