Why on Earth has Hulu given Cara Delevingne her own TV series?
Just when we thought 2020 couldn’t get any weirder Cara Delevingne gets her own sex-themed Hulu series. Weird it may be, but also intriguing as the Delevingne Hulu series promises to be an educational romp through the complexities of sex, gender, porn, and pleasure.
The series, titled Planet Sex, will see Cara Delevingne co-produce as well as host the “high-end” six-part docuseries. Planet Sex will take an approach similar to Gwyneth Paltrow’s The Goop Lab as it promises to document Delevingne’s participation in several experiments “conducted by world-leading sex labs”.
The purpose of Planet Sex is to explore human sexuality and cultivate a diverse worldview of the realities of sex. Let’s take a look at what Cara Delevingne’s new Hulu series will look like.
The perfect host
Planet Sex will be a very personal exploration for Cara Delevingne herself as she will personally be “putting her mind and her body on the line” as she participates in experiments. Delevingne has made a name for herself as a model, actress, and singer and has appeared in notable films like Paper Towns & Suicide Squad and the Amazon series Carnival Row.
Just earlier this year, Delevingne came out as pansexual after previously stating her sexual orientation as bisexual. In 2018, Delevingne also came out as genderfluid. Now, at twenty-eight, Delevigne is excited to embark on a sex-centered journey.
Cara Delevingne has consistently demonstrated a frank approach to sexual topics and Sex Planet will be no different. Delevingne stated in an interview with Marie Claire, “I’m not just talking about sex for sex. I’m talking about experience, whether it’s abuse or confusion, positive or negative.”
Jack Bootle, BBC Head of Commissioning Science and Natural History, said Delevingne was the ideal choice for a host, “We’re in the middle of a new sexual revolution, in which the old rules of gender and sexuality are being rewritten in ways that some find liberating and others confusing. Cara’s charisma, curiosity, and lived experience make her the perfect guide to a subject that can be controversial but is always fascinating.”
Let’s talk about sex, baby
Planet Sex is aimed at reaching a diverse group of people to hear their personal stories about their sexual experiences & identities. Delevingne looks at the Hulu series as a way to inform anyone looking for answers about little-discussed sexual topics. She mentioned she could only imagine what Planet Sex would mean to “the 14-year-old me who struggled to understand feelings that were seen as non-conventional or different.”
Delevingne went on to express, “As someone who struggled for years to understand my sexual identity, I am so excited to be partnering with Hulu, Naked, BBC Three and Fremantle to be making a series that could change the views of so many people through honest and personal conversations.”
Through Planet Sex, Cara Delevingne will try to bring more understanding to the variety of human sexuality, exploring what it means to be “straight” versus not, and if there’s really is such a thing as “straight”. Delevingne stated that if Planet Sex is successful in allowing just one person to have an easier conversation about sex with their parents then they will have achieved their goal.
A new kind of sex series
Planet Sex reportedly began filming this year before the pandemic shutdown and work on the project has since resumed. Planet Sex will be co-produced by BBC Three & Hulu and distributed internationally by Fremantle. Currently, there is no set premiere date for the series.
Planet Sex promises to be a new experience and not just because of the blunt sex talk. Shows like MTV’s Loveline and HBO’s Real Sex have attempted the educational sex series idea. This time, Planet Sex will put the sex docuseries through a more personal filter and bring queer sexuality to the forefront.