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Otis, a sixth-form student whose mother Jean is a sex therapist, struggles with his inability to masturbate. His best friend Eric, who is openly gay, informs him that everyone in their class has had sex over the summer, except Otis. Adam, the school bully and son of the headmaster, is unable to orgasm after sex with his girlfriend Aimee. Aimee shares her troubles with Maeve, who has a reputation for being promiscuous. When Adam comes over to Otis’s house to work on a school project, he discovers all of Jean’s sexual paraphernalia, despite Otis’s efforts to hide it. The next day, Adam tells everyone in class, causing an embarrassed Otis to flee, with Maeve going after him. Later, Otis and Maeve find Adam in an abandoned building, unable to calm down after having taken three Viagra pills. Adam explains his situation, and Otis advises him to “own his narrative”. The next day, Adam exposes his penis in the school cafeteria as a means of doing so. He is able to achieve orgasm with Aimee, but she dumps him as he is now an embarrassment. Maeve proposes to Otis that they run a sex therapy clinic at the school – with Maeve handling the logistics and Otis providing the therapy – and split the profits.
Despite the ministrations of sex therapist mom Jean and encouragement from Eric, Otis worries he can’t get it on, but he’s not the only one.
Creators: Laurie Nunn
Director: Ben Taylor
Star Cast: Asa Butterfield, Gillian Anderson, Ncuti Gatwa, Emma Mackey, Connor Swindells, Aimee Lou Wood, Kedar Williams-Stirling, Patricia Allison, Alistair Petrie, Mimi Keene, Chaneil Kular, Simone Ashley, Tanya Reynolds, Mikael Persbrandt, Anne-Marie Duff
Producer (s): Jon Jennings
Cinematographer: Jamie Cairney, Oli Russell
Music: Tolga Kahraman, Matt Biffa, Ciara Elwis, Ruby Wasmuth, Fiona Cruickshank, Sam Thompson
Production House: Eleven Film
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Release Year: 11 January 2019 (USA)
Runtime: 52 min
Genres: Comedy, Drama