Watch out boys and girls, Showtime is about to get their freak on. Back when sex was still taboo, Dr. William Masters (Michael Sheen) and Virginia Johnson (Lizzy Caplan) set out to study the science of human sexuality, becoming pioneers in the field.
Showtime’s new series, Masters of Sex, chronicles the unusual lives, romance, and pop culture trajectory of Masters and Johnson. Their research touched off the sexual revolution and took them from a mid-western teaching hospital in St. Louis to the cover of Time magazine and nearly a dozen appearances on Johnny Carson’s couch.
The network just released the first trailer for the steamy new show. Masters of Sex debuts on Showtime on September 29. Check out the clip below. As an aside, it always shocks me how Lizzy Caplan looks in ‘normal’ clothes and makeup. Its so vastly different from her Mean Girls alter ego, Janis Ian.