Sex Education intimacy coordinator opens up on filming first of its kind sex scene
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Sex Education’s intimacy coordinator has revealed how the show filmed a groundbreaking sex scene.
The immensely popular teen comedy wrapped up its fourth and final season this week as fans across the world bid farewell to the sexcapades of the main characters once and for all.
Well, it’s called Sex Education for a reason, right?!
The scene in question was the show’s first trans sex scene between Roman (Felix Mufti) and Abbi (Anthony Lexa).
David Thackeray, the show’s intimacy director, said his colleague, fellow intimacy coordinator Tigger Blaize, worked on the majority of the scenes involving Abbi and Roman.
Discussing the conversations ahead of filming the intimate scene, Thackeray told Digital Spy: “So there's the open conversations with the director and the artist to see what they were comfortable in showing or doing.
"At the same time, it's figuring out what their no's were. You know, what do you not want to show? What do you not want to do? Because then we work around that. And the choreography is based around their consent and boundaries.
"I think what's amazing, and what Sex Education does so well, is that the writers have specialists come in, and they work out what to put on the page, basically, to make sure that it's coming from real sources and not just imagination."
On being part of such a huge scene and making sure to get it right, Thackeray said he checks if he’s the right person for the job and if he decides he isn’t, he’ll delegate it to someone else.
He said: “My go-to would be checking in with the producer, and checking in with the artist, to say: 'Hey, would you prefer someone else for this moment?'"
"That's always on my radar, because you want to get it right, and people will feel more comfortable with other people in the room, I feel.”
Meanwhile, Sex Education creator Laurie Nunn explained why beloved lesbian couple, Ola and Lily, weren't in the show’s fourth and final season.
“Those storylines felt like they had just come to a really lovely ending in series three, and I felt like the characters of Lily and Ola just really felt like they ended in a really happy place,” she exclusively told LADbible.
“Particularly because they’re a lesbian couple, I wanted them to not have any more pain or trauma, and just be left happy together. So that felt like a very organic place place to leave them.”