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Masters of Sex 

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Drama about the pioneers of the science of human sexuality whose research touched off the sexual revolution.

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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 6 wins & 52 nominations. See more awards »
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1956: Dr. Charles Alfred Kinsey, Kinsey Institute at Indiana University, dies. Fertility surgeon and specialist, Dr. William Howell Masters, also fascinated with the science surrounding human sexuality, meets future research partner, Virginia Ellis Johnson, at Washington University in Missouri. Written by LA-Lawyer

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Arousing America's curiosity (Season 1) See more »

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29 September 2013 (USA)  »

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Masters & Johnson  »

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They debunked Sigmund Freud's assertions about the difference between "vaginal orgasm" and "clitoral orgasm" (which he deemed "immature", proper only for pubescent girls). In their findings, the physiological response was identical. See more »

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The art seen in Virginia's child's comic book is of a modern style. Additionally, the printing of the comic book is modern and not the four-color printing that was in use at the time. See more »

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Referenced in Chelsea Lately: Episode #8.38 (2014) See more »

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26 September 2013 | by See all my reviews

While Masters of Sex might not be a great show as yet, viewed strictly in terms of giving consumers something worth paying it's the equivalent of a master class in pay-TV development :) There's a lot of humor here, but it's more innocent than leering. And there's also a great deal of understandable awkwardness that seems as pertinent to 2013 to the '50s. It's an absorbing, beautifully acted story about science, emerging feminism and American culture. But it's also a gamble on the idea that great TV drama can involve stakes that are not sharpened to pointy tips. It was comforting to see that Masters of Sex has depth of vision and plenty of dramatic material to delve into without taking the easy way out with a nipple and a romp every 10 minutes :)


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