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New Netflix series Sex Education features many stand-out performances, but arguably none are more memorable than that of Gillian Anderson, who absolutely nails her role as frank sex therapist (and embarrassing mum) Jean Milburn.
The first season of the hit show introduced us to teenager Otis (Asa Butterfield) and his eccentric therapist mum - and all the strange penis paraphernalia around their beautiful cliff-side house, of course.
In one episode, Otis experiences the ultimate embarrassing moment when his mother's instructional sex education video appears on screen in class.
And she's not just talking us through stuff, she's showing us. With a massive courgette.
Coming...now. :eggplant: @sexeducation is out today on @netflix! No courgettes were harmed in the making of this tutorial. :wink: @NetflixUK #bts pic.twitter.com/pHf94fd0gO
- Gillian Anderson (@GillianA) January 11, 2019
Yeah, that would put all those times you tripped over or called your teacher 'Mum' by accident into perspective, wouldn't it?
A behind-the-scenes clip of the video was shared by Netflix on Twitter, where you can see Anderson simulating a sex act on the vegetable, telling the viewer: "Your partner's groans and whimpers are the roadmap to his pleasure.
"As your partner gets stimulated, you can speed up."
Later, she advises: "Grasp the root of the penis firmly in your left hand. You'll feel him throbbing."
Anderson then spurs the viewer on, giving them some positive affirmation before telling them to give themselves a 'pat on the back'.
The clip ends with Anderson reaching for another vegetable, mysteriously saying: "Now, the tomato."
Anderson - whose Twitter bio, by the way, reads 'Gillian Anderson, Shag Specialist' - also shared the video herself, writing cheekily: "Should have seen what I did with the tomato."
#PenisoftheDay #bts @sexeducation @netflix @NetflixUK pic.twitter.com/G6nPucNinb
- Gillian Anderson (@GillianA) January 14, 2019
I don't want to know what that's even supposed to mean.
Maybe we might find out about that elusive tomato with season two - which was recently announced.
The show's creator Laurie Nunn said: "The reception to series one has been so exciting. Seeing how people across the world have connected to characters that began as ideas in my head is incredible. I'm hugely grateful to every person that has taken the time to watch the series, and I can't wait to continue this amazing journey."
Netflix's Vice President of Original Content, Cindy Holland, added: "Laurie Nunn has captured the awkward teenage experience with a lot of heart and humour in Sex Education.
"Along with the Eleven team [the show's production company] and executive producer and director Ben Taylor, she's created a universally relatable series that has resonated with our members around the world."
There will be eight new episodes of the show, and filming will begin this spring in the UK.
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