There have been a lot of rumblings about the upcoming Netflix series Sex/Life. People have likened it to Sex in the City and also those risqué films that used to run on the Showcase Revue. Or if you lived in Quebec in the 1990s or early 2000s, you might draw comparisons to Blue Nuit. Put simply: this new show is full of fucking.
I have not yet had the pleasure of previewing (soon) but, frankly, the trailer has us in mood.
Billie Connelly (Sarah Shahi) wasn’t always a stay-at-home wife and mother living in the suburbs. Before she married loving and reliable Cooper (Mike Vogel) and moved to Connecticut, Billie was a free-spirited wild child living in New York City with her best friend Sasha (Margaret Odette), working hard and playing even harder. Exhausted from taking care of her two young kids and feeling nostalgic for her past, Billie starts journaling and fantasizing about her passionate exploits with sexy ex-boyfriend Brad (Adam Demos), the big heartbreak she never got over. But the more Billie remembers, the more she wonders how she got here — and then her husband finds her journal. Will the truth about Billie’s past start a sexual revolution in her marriage, or lead her down a path back to the life she thought she left behind with the man who broke her heart?
It’s refreshing to see a mother as the horny main character. After 15 months of pandemic life, perhaps you are also wondering if a sexual revolution is possible…. Like the first few pages of a juicy Harlequin novel, the Sex/Life trailer is steamy, predictable, and leaves us hungry for more.