Streaming: Everyone’s Talking About Sex/Life And That(!) Shower Scene

Pamela Connellan
on 11 July 2021

If you’ve been living under a rock, you may not have heard about Netflix’s spicy new series Sex/Life.  But most of us have been blabbing about it all week and a lot of the talk is centred around the shower scene (episode 3, 20 mins in) where we get to see Brad full frontal – and yes, we mean full frontal.

Sure, reviewers are writing about how Sex/Life picks up where Bridgerton left off but right now, the shower scene has everyone literally gobsmacked. So, if you haven’t watched it yet, you have all weekend!

Sex/Life is basically about a love triangle between a woman, her husband and her ex-boyfriend. So in the notorious shower scene, the jealous husband, Cooper, gets a closeup of Brad when he’s in the shower at the gym and we can’t forewarn you enough – you will cop an eyeful when Brad walks out of the shower.

The cynics among us have posted they didn’t know how Netflix was going to top Bridgerton but now they see very clearly. Many have commented on the size of Brad’s equipment on Twitter, for example, see below:

But enough about the shower scene. The storyline of Sex/Life is all centred around Billie Connelly (played by Sarah Shahi) who wasn’t always a wife and mother living in the suburbs. Before she married her loving and reliable husband, Cooper (played by Mike Vogul) she was a wild, partying New Yorker living in the city with best friend Sasha (played by Margaret Odette).

Now Billie is tired and drained after having two kids and she finds herself yearning for her past – even fantasising about her ex-boyfriend Brad (played by Australian actor, Adam Demos) because he’s the one she never got over. So, yes, this show is trending well on Netflix at the moment and it’s the perfect show to watch during lockdown because as well as shower scenes, it has a lot of passionate, steamy scenes and a good narrative to go with it all.

Overall, Sex/Life hasn’t set the critics alight with praise and many have labelled it as soft porn masquerading as a TV drama. Others have said it’s light on real passion and this does ring true. The sex senes – and there are a lot of them – are formulaic and the characters don’t engage us nearly as much as the people in Bridgerton or Normal People do.

But on the brighter side, it’s been a lucky break for Adam Demos because he’s become the Internet’s latest person to watch. A lot of people are watching his social media intensely, especially since he officially started dating his costar in Real/Life, Sarah Shahi, in December of last year. If you look at the couple’s social media accounts, it’s clear there’s a lot of love between them.

“Not exactly sure how two people on opposite sides of the world could have more in common, were meant to meet, were meant to be together. But I do know I met my soulmate. I do know I found my forever. I do know I’ve never loved deeper, harder, more ferociously. I do know I’m overly grateful for him. I do know I’ve loved him for a thousand lifetimes before and will love him for a thousand lifetimes more. Happy birthday my baby ❤️” Shahi wrote in a recent Instagram post to Demos.

Sex/Life is streaming now on Netflix…

SBS and NITV celebrate NAIDOC Week 2021 from Saturday 3rd July to Sunday 11th July

Everyone is invited to celebrate NAIDOC 2021 with a week-long dedicated schedule on National Indigenous Television (NITV), and a range of programming and content across the SBS network, celebrating and reflecting on the history, cultures and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Inspired by the 2021 NAIDOC theme, Heal Country!, programs celebrating the week focus on the strength and survival of the oldest continuing cultures on the planet, from Saturday 3 July to Sunday 11 July. Director of Indigenous Content at SBS, Tanya Denning-Orman, said: “We are excited to once again be bringing Australians together to celebrate the achievements of our First Nations Peoples, encourage a deeper understanding of our shared history, embrace First Nations culture and knowledge for Australia’s future, for NAIDOC in 2021.

The National NAIDOC Awards kick off the week on NITV from 6:30pm on Saturday 3rd July. The full awards stream on NITV and SBS VICELAND from 7:00pm and they recognise individuals who’ve contributed their talents, expertise, knowledge and lives to the First Peoples of this land.

The NAIDOC Awards Aftershow follows from 9:00pm – Bianca Hunt, Tyrone Pynor and Gilbert McAdam will wrap up the night, featuring interviews with the NAIDOC Award winners, as well as all the memorable moments from the ceremony. At 9:30pm, The NAIDOC Award Winners Stories 2021 will give viewers an insight into the incredible lives and achievements of the NAIDOC Award winners.

Following The NAIDOC Award Winners Stories 2021 is the premiere of the third instalment of Bamay on NITV at 10:00pm, exploring the Central Desert region from a bird’s eye view.

From Monday 5th July, Shahni Wellington and Ryan Liddle will be returning to helm Big Mob Brekky, Australia’s only all-Indigenous television breakfast program. Last year, the program broke new ground in Australian TV, and this year it will return to NITV and SBS at 7:30am each weekday of NAIDOC week. Audiences can look forward to big laughs, big news stories and big yarns. Viewers can catch up on SBS VICELAND at 12:00pm as well as on SBS On Demand.

At 8:30pm on Monday 5 July, NITV’s current affairs program Living Black, hosted by Karla Grant, will investigate what happens when ancient stone tools are discovered in our own backyards and asks if they should be placed back on Country or put on display for reconciliation and education.

From Sunday 4 July at 9:30pm each night, NITV will air a selection of powerful dramas, including The Tracker, Samson & Delilah, Sweet Country, Manganinnie and Tudawali. Notably, on Friday 9 July, NITV and SBS World Movies will premiere Goldstone in a simulcast across the channels.

SBS On Demand will have First Australians and Going Places with Ernie Dingo (season four) available with subtitles in five languages: Simplified Chinese, Arabic, Vietnamese, Korean and Hindi, as well as hosting a NAIDOC-themed Australian movie collection. Additionally, Warwick Thornton’s masterpiece, Sweet Country, will be made available with subtitles in Simplified Chinese, Arabic, Vietnamese and Korean.

SBS World Movies will host a curated collection of acclaimed Australian cinema telling First Nations stories. Rabbit Proof Fence, Jasper Jones, Ten Canoes, Samson & Delilah and Goldstone will each air at 9:30pm, Monday 5 July to Friday 9 July.

Programs for NAIDOC Week will be streaming from Saturday 3rd July to Sunday 11th July on SBS and NITV…

Catch and Kill: The Podcast Tapes premieres soon on Binge

Based on Ronan Farrow’s Pulitzer-prize winning podcast and bestselling book, the six-part documentary series – Catch and Kill: The Podcast Tapes – will stream on 13th July on Binge. Directed by Emmy winners Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato (Carrie Fisher: Wishful Drinking), the series will premiere two episodes on 13th July, with double episodes streaming weekly.

Catch and Kill: The Podcast Tapes premieres soon on Binge on 13th July…

Valerie Taylor – Living Legend  and Icon of the Underwater World – donates her film and photographic archive to the nation

Coinciding with the Australian cinema release of the multi award-winning, feature documentary, Playing with Sharks: The Valerie Taylor Story, living legend and underwater icon Valerie Taylor has donated her personal film archive to the National Film & Sound Archive (NFSA) and her photographic collection to the Australian National Maritime Museum. Both collections are an important scientific record of oceanic life over 60 years.

As well, Playing with Sharks has just started streaming on Disney+, so this extraordinary record of marine life and our changing oceans, filmed over six decades by Valerie and her late husband Ron, is available to all of us. It includes some amazing footage from the archives – newly cleaned, digitised and remastered.

Playing with Sharks producer, Bettina Dalton, who’s worked closely with Valerie for decades said: “This collection not only represents a unique and highly significant record of our oceans but showcases the pioneering ingenuity of the Taylors as underwater explorers and film makers”.

Valerie Taylor herself is a living legend and icon in the underwater world. A glamorous shark hunter in the 1950s, she was a champion slayer with ruthless aim before a personal epiphany transformed her into a passionate marine conservationist – notably for the ocean’s scariest creature, the shark. Long before anyone else, Valerie dared to get close. This is her incredible true story, swimming against the tide of human misconception of sharks and putting herself on the front line for sharks for over 70 years.

This powerful and visually sumptuous, 90-minute feature documentary draws on incredible re-mastered film footage captured over 50 years. Valerie’s astonishing bravery underwater will change the way we perceive sharks once and for all. Through her life’s arc, we go on a journey of new understandings, from fearing to respect and awe of these complex, often misunderstood creatures.

Taylor is a marine maverick, a fearless diver, and pioneering conservationist who used herself as shark bait, and dared to befriend even the legendary great white sharks. This formidable woman forged her own adventure story in a male dominated world – and succeeded. Valerie’s passion to change the human perceptions of sharks transformed scientific knowledge and our understandings of these magnificent apex predators forever. This is her story.

Playing With Sharks is showing in Australian cinemas and on Disney+ now…

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