What is Masters of Sex (TV) About?
Masters of Sex is an American television drama series that aired on Showtime from 2013 to 2016. The show is based on the biography Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the Couple Who Taught America How to Love by Thomas Maier. Set in the mid-20th century, the series delves into the groundbreaking work of William Masters, a renowned reproductive endocrinologist, and his research partner Virginia Johnson, a former nightclub singer turned sex therapist. Masters of Sex explores the complexities of their personal lives as they navigate the ever-changing social, cultural, and scientific landscape of the time. The series boldly explores the taboos surrounding human sexuality and challenges the prevailing stigmas of the era. Through its meticulous attention to detail, the show sheds light on the pioneering research conducted by Masters and Johnson, as they endeavor to understand the intricacies of human intimacy. The series delves into the nuances of their professional partnership, exposing the challenges faced by two individuals determined to revolutionize the way society views and understands sex. Masters of Sex captivates audiences with its compelling storytelling and meticulous period production, inviting viewers to journey through the sexual revolution that forever changed the way we think about ourselves and our relationships.
The first episode of Masters of Sex aired on September 29, 2013 and the most recent episode to air was on November 13, 2016.