For those who have not caught the show (now in it's 2nd season), it is a glossy, soap opera-ish recapitulation of the careers of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, who reputedly pioneered sex research back in the 1950's. Or as Mistress would put it "It's Mad Men with more sex."
Yes: lot's of period costumes, autos, attitudes, and lingerie.
Who can resist that, particularly old Slaves who came of age in the 50's and 60's.
It doesn't hurt that they've cast the leads with an actor and actress who certainly bring more heat to their roles than the originals.
Here are the historical figures:
Now here are the lovely Lizzy Caplan and Michael Sheen in character:
In the laboratory, the pair develop ground breaking technology to "lift the hood" on female sexual response:
Yes, you guessed right on where this goes. And it's equipped with a camera that gets an interesting view. There are many scenes of copulation and masturbation by the various "subjects" recruited to participate in the Study.
In season one, the pair decide that it "only makes sense" to participate in their own study of sexual pairs copulating. "Offering it up" for science. Of course, there have to be wires and monitors to record all the fun. Otherwise, it would just be adultery, right?
Slave has no complaints about those scenes. Here is a little video mash up with some of the racier scenes tossed in. (Warning: perky nipples included).
This year there have even been some hints at Lizzy assuming a more Domme-ish role, including one semi-botched attempt at bondage in last night's episode.
All of this sexual melodrama has a certain effect, which we can recommend. After we adjourned to bed following the conclusion, Mistress clearly was in a heightened level of sexual propensity.
"Hmmmm..... you forgot to offer to worship, Slave...."
Sadly, she was right. The evening had gotten away from us.
I quickly made amends, burrowing under the covers to make sure Mistress's clean shaven folds received the full attention they deserved.
I clearly deserve a punishment for my negligence, don't you think?