And What Are You Watching?

The holidays are over, old films have been watched for the hundredth time, various media libraries have been scoured and the weather makes you reluctant to step outside. If this sounds like you, we have just the right thing. New input in the world of series that not only entertain but also educate.

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We present to you selected series that deal with topics like queerness, love, lust, identity and sex and are currently running on the streaming services.

The Principles Of Pleasure

The Netflix Originals documentary series celebrates and explores the complexities of female pleasure, explaining the orgasm and pleasure gap and debunking stubborn myths that have become ingrained in people’s minds over time.
Interviews with experts are based on scientific findings. The whole thing is accompanied by beautiful motion designs and graphics to underline the topic. 
In the 3 episodes “Our Bodies”, “our Minds” and “Our Relationships”, a good portion of exciting knowledge is packed into just 50 minutes per episode.

Sex Diaries

This HBO series tells the story of 8 different people from New York, and records how they deal with sex and dating in the big city.
Video diaries provide an intimate and personal insight into reflections on relationship maintenance and sexual desire, while not omitting the highs and lows experienced. The series is inspired by and based on the “Sex Diaries” column in New York Magazine, written by Alyssa Shelasky. The author herself accompanies the characters in this documentary series. 
The contemporary look at the exploration of sexuality and intimacy as well as the search for relationships creates new perspectives and insights into the lives of the protagonists.

Las de la última fila (The girls at the back)

Five friends embark on an annual journey together, but this time everything is different. One of them is suffering from cancer. They make a pact. Cancer is not to be discussed during the holidays. So it remains unclear until the end of the season which of the people is ill. The main focus in the Spanish miniseries, however, is on the new rules they draw up together. They all have to write down a wish that they have not considered so far for fear of consequences. Without exception, these wishes are to be implemented. Each task brings out new levels of personalities and they are forced to confront feelings, desires and secrets. 
The drama-comedy highlights an emotional and exciting process of the protagonists in relation to love, identity and friendship.

For the German-speaking among you:

Love Addicts

The German series, humorous and chaotic told in 8 episodes, is available on Amazon Prime for customers in Germany, Austria and Switzerland from November 2022.
Four different protagonists try to find their way through the world of love and dating madness. They hope to find the desired solution to questions about love, relationships and feelings in a self-help group.
Therapy members become friends who face the problem together of why love is so difficult for them and get to the bottom of their questions through unconventional forms of therapy.

Naked

Gender glasses have shaped our social image worldwide for thousands of years. How does gender determine our lives? What does it mean to be a boy or a girl, a man or a woman? What does it mean not to feel a sense of belonging to either gender?
In six episodes, the Arte documentary series looks at these and other questions. Different people give a deep insight into their lives and hearts, what shapes them and who they are. The series reports on personal experiences as well as perspectives from renowned scientists, psychologists and other experts.

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