Though 2020 might not have been the most eventful and exciting year when it comes to actual life, it can't be faulted when it comes to what's arrived on our television screens.
We're only half way through the year but already a plethora of groundbreaking, boundary-pushing shows have been released to stimulate us from within our four walls.
And, in the area of sex and relationships, this is extremely apparent. The year kicked off with the second season of the game-changing Sex Education in January, then one of the most artistic and intimate relationships we've seen on screen in years was released via Normal People. Most recently, the gritty, thought-provoking and relatable I May Destroy You shows us all areas of non-consensual sex and what happens when trust is broken in an intimate scenario.
The latest show to join this genre of bold and boundary-pushing TV is Little Birds, an adaptation of the erotic short stories penned by Anaïs Nin.
The Sky series starts in the 1950s with New York heiress Lucy Savage, who leaves behind a naive life, parents unsatisfied in their marriage and an expectation that she along with many women should be routinely medicated, to Tangier, Morocco - which is on the brink of independence - where she meets up with her fiancé Hugo.
Soon enough, Lucy is exposed a new world of erotica and sex full of bold, free and interesting characters, a far cry away from her shielded past.
In an ELLE exclusive (shared above) the trailer gives an indication of this new life Lucy is exposed to.
The impressive cast features Juno Temple who plays Lucy, Hugh Skinner (Fleabag and Mamma Mia 2), David Costabile (Breaking Bad) and Nina Sosanya (Killing Eve).
Little Birds launches on Sky and Now TV on August 4th.
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