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We Finally Know Why ‘Sex Education’ Looks Like Its Set In The 1980’s

Sex Education Creator Explains Why The Teen Shows Look So Much Like It Was Set In The 1980s.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Chanshimla Varah | Updated on: 27 Jan 2020, 04:03:48 PM
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Sex Education Creator On Why Set Looks Like The 1980’s (Photo Credit: Twitter)

New Delhi :

British teen show, Sex Education was a hit when the first season took over Netflix’s screen last year. Celebrating every type of sexuality, the show that guides us through the awkwardness of adolescence, coming of age, and all type of sexual angst among teens lived up to the colours of the pride flag with colourful jackets and sunny bike rides through the lush green woods. So, what does the show feels likes it is set in the 1980s with a more modern touch?

Speaking to LADbible, writer Laurie Nunn and director Ben Taylor spoke about how the colourful aesthetic has their own role in the show,

 "I think part of that is just to do with the way I naturally write, but also a lot of my references were kind of from American film and TV shows that I loved when I was younger’ Nunn said.

"When Ben came on board the project and we both met each other for the first time, he had a shared passion for all of the same American teen genre stuff, and we both got really excited about how we could create this fictional world that felt very elevated and aspirational."

"I think the hook of the show is so heightened - you know, obviously about the teenager giving out sex advice in a toilet cubicle - but it really felt like that needed a heightened world to match that’’ Nunn continued.

Despite the location of Sex Education in South Wales being real, Nunn adds that the high school is a fictional place,

 "In my mind Moordale is not a real place. Even though we shoot the show in Wales, it's very much a fictional place.

"We see it like a teenage utopia, and I like to think of it almost like a comic book world where these teenagers exist."

Agreeing, Taylor added: "It came early on when we all started to put our heads together.

Also Read: Sex Education Season 2 Already Has 100% On Rotten Tomatoes

"Everything was very deliberate and distinct because when I first read the script it read like a world that would not just benefit from it, but it would make sense of the characters and the high concept."

As for Sex Education season 2, the show as of last week has an impressive score of 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. 

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First Published : 27 Jan 2020, 04:03:11 PM