Channel 4 has ordered a 3×60 series from Louis Theroux’s indie Mindhouse Productions.

In Sex Odyssey (wt) broadcaster Alice Levine will be asking whether there’s any such thing as “normal” when it comes to sex and sexuality in the 2020s.

To answer that question, Levine – co-creator of podcast ‘My Dad Wrote a Porno’ – will” immerse herself in the lives of sexual adventurers up and down Britain, meeting those pushing the boundaries of sex, intimacy and relationships.”

Alice Levine said: “It’s a real honour to be the first presenter Louis is working with as an executive producer, especially after so many years watching his programmes. We are both fascinated by the contradictions of people’s lives – the strange and transgressive, next to the mundane and ordinary, in one person’s story. I hope that these films will be both warm and funny, surprising and sensitive. And if we can take the taboo out of talking about sex, that’s a huge bonus.”

Louis Theroux, Executive Producer said: “I’ve always seen films themed around sex as the most challenging but when you get them right the most rewarding. Our sexual interests are arguably the most fundamental aspect of who we are and we’re living in a time when a lot of our assumptions are being rethought. This is a chance to examine all of that, and doing it with a presenter whose warmth, wit, intelligence, and sensitivity make her an ideal guide through sometimes difficult terrain.”

Fozia Khan, Commissioning Editor at Channel 4, said: “This bold series continues Channel 4’s proud tradition of embracing taboo subjects others might shy away from, with stories that delight and intrigue. We’re over the moon to be bringing the incredibly talented Alice, whom we have long admired, into the documentary space at the Channel and to be working with the brilliant creatives at Mindhouse.”

Arron Fellows, Executive Producer said: “When we set up Mindhouse, we were really excited about collaborating with other documentary presenters and Alice was top of our list. I can’t think of anyone better to explore and celebrate the diverse range of sex and relationships in the UK today.”

Mindhouse was established by Louis Theroux, Arron Fellows and Nancy Strang.

Jon Creamer

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