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Channel 4’s nude dating show ‘Naked Attraction’ has been branded “the worst programme ever shown on TV.”
But the opening episode of the second series may have swayed opinion.
Thursday night’s episode saw two transgender contestants appear naked in a bid to win a date with Izzy.
Izzy identifies as pansexual, meaning that she is attracted to people regardless of their gender or sexual orientation.
One contestant, who identifies as male, appeared with female genitalia.
— Naked Attraction (@C4Naked) June 29, 2017
The show has been congratulated for tackling a difficult topic that some of the British public may have been uncomfortable viewing.
Forget the full frontal nudity. Hats off to Channel 4 for bringing Trans and Pan Sexuality to the mainstream. #nakedattraction
— Author Chris Brown (@ChrisChetal73) June 29, 2017
Don’t particularly want to admit we’re watching #nakedattraction but SO AWESOME to see trans people represented. And pansexuality too!
— Chris Thompson (@flick_93) June 29, 2017
This is interesting though regarding trans bodies. We never see anything like this in the mainstream so kudos for that #nakedattraction
— Симеон (@imjustboujee) June 29, 2017
‘Naked Attraction’ presenter Anna Richardson also praised the show, saying the inclusion of trans people was a “genuinely proud moment.”
— Anna Richardson (@AnnaRichardso) June 29, 2017
Despite all the praise, the episode was also criticised for showing a lack of pubic hair.
In the first half, one man was looking for a date. All six women chosen had zero pubic hair, causing Twitter users to lament the lack of diversity.
In fact, the only pubic hair featured in the entire episode came from the aforementioned Izzy who revealed she hadn’t shaved her pubes in over two years.
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