You've probably heard of Sex Education by now — the adorably funny, coming-of-age Netflix masterpiece that focuses on teens growing up and exploring their sexuality.
And with Season 2 done and dusted (I binge-watched that SO fast), here are some interesting facts about the show that'll tide you over until the next one drops.
1.The show's bold and colourful aesthetic was heavily inspired by John Hughes' movies from the 1980s.
2.And the main reason why Sex Education feels like a blend of British and American high school culture is so it could be more accessible to international audiences.
3.Speaking of '80s movie references, the episode where the girls have detention in the library and are forced to work together is similar to the plot of The Breakfast Club.
4.And there's a scene of Principal Groff trying to peep in on the session between his wife and Jean Milburn that is almost identical to one in Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
5.The show features a lot of talented and seasoned actors, like Gillian Anderson (Dana Scully from The X-Files), Asa Butterfield (Bruno from The Boy In The Striped Pyjamas) and Hannah Waddingham (Septa Unella from Game Of Thrones).
6.As well as a lot of newcomers, like Emma Mackey (Maeve Wiley) and Aimee Lou Wood (Aimee Gibbs) who had their screen debut with Sex Education.
7.To prepare for the sex scenes, the cast had a workshop with Ita O'Brien — an intimacy director — who made them watch, then replicate, videos of different animals mating.
8.And while filming, they would follow a choreographed "dance" involving beats, so they would know when to move on to each step.
9.When Gillian Anderson first got the script for Sex Education, she threw it in the bin before her boyfriend — Peter Morgan — convinced her to take another look at it.
10.When auditioning for the part of Adam, Connor had to act out a combination of the Curly Wurly scene and the part in the canteen where he drops his pants.
11.Much of the series was shot around England and Wales. For example, the scenes for Moordale High were filmed in a former university in Newport.
12.While a lot of the nature scenes were done in the Forest of Dean, which was also used as a key location in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
13.The outfit Ncuti Gatwa (Eric Effiong) wore in the emotional prom scene during Season 1 was a made-to-measure suit cut from traditional Kente Ghanian cloth.
25.While filming Season 2, a running joke between Ben Taylor — the director of Sex Education — and Asa was him shouting, "Engage boner!". This became Asa's cue to take out the prosthetic penis in his pocket and put it under his jeans.
26.There's a cameo from Stephen Fry during the finals for the quiz competition — which is a throwback to when he hosted QI, a British quiz show.