Who are the Masters of Sex?
William Masters and Virginia Johnson (right) were the first scientists who used a clinical approach to understanding sex, including controversial observation methods. Their best selling book Human Sexual Response (1966) catapulted them to fame and revolutionized the study of human sexuality.
Thomas Maier wrote a book on the couple called Masters of Sex that dives into their research, their legacy, and their own relationship as professional partners and as a couple. He is on the show today.
A TV series based on the book will be airing September 29th on Showtime, starring Lizzy Caplan and Michael Sheen (left). It’s got all the pieces of a hit cable show, period piece costumes and sets, complex relationships, and steamy intrigue.
image via The New York Times