Sex scenes are notoriously awkward for cast and crew alike but the BBC hired an "intimacy coordinator" to change all that. Based on the wildly popular novel of the same name by Sally Rooney, Normal People is filled with awkward, but relatable sex scenes. It became the job of Ita O'Brien to make sure that not only were they realistic when adapted to the small screen, but that shooting them was comfortable for all involved. Ita who has worked as an intimacy coordinator on shows such as, Gangs of London and Sex Education, explained that while her work might sound dry, it's really important. Paul and Daisy couldn't agree more and said working with Ita was a joy.
Your saved articles can be found here. Join now to start saving articles today. The female star of a new BBC drama has hailed its nudity gender equality, with both lead characters filming scenes fully naked. It follows their relationship from their school days in Ireland to their years at Trinity College Dublin. The sex scenes were a joy to us because it was her job to worry about how it. Subscription Notification.
Normal People’s ‘intimacy co‑ordinator’ made sex on set a joy
T here is a widely held belief, among English-language writers, that sex is impossible to write about well — or at least much harder to write about well than anything else. One of the glories of being a writer in English is that two of our earliest geniuses, Chaucer and Shakespeare, wrote of the sexual body so exuberantly, claiming it for literature and bringing its vocabulary — including all those wonderful four-letter words — into the texture of our literary language. More than this, surely it is absurd to claim that a central activity of human life, a territory of feeling and drama, is off-limits to art. Sex is a uniquely useful tool for a writer, a powerful means not just of revealing character or exploring relationships, but of asking the largest questions about human beings.