Okay, we’re starting with Sex Education, because it is my favorite show on this list (perhaps currently on TV) and if you get nothing else from this list it should be WATCH SEX EDUCATION. The British dramedy centers on Otis (Asa Butterfield, aka the boy in Hugo), a high school student who decides to make some extra cash working as a sex therapist for his fellow classmates, as his mom (played by The Crown’s ibble dibbleing Margaret Thatcher, Gillian Anderson) is an actual sex therapist.
Better than a thousand YouTube tutorials or Cosmo articles, this show dives into all of the nooks and crannies of sex, highlighting homosexuality, bisexuality, pansexuality, asexuality, douching, scissoring, masturbation, fellatio, crossdressing, erotica, roleplay, fetishes, vaginas with teeth, and yes, even heterosexuality (boring, I know). Otis’s friendship with his gay bestie Eric (the LUMINOUS Ncuti Gatwa who should be the lead of at least 15 shows by now) is a beautiful depiction of allyship, and Eric’s relationship with Rahim (Sami Outalbali) in Season 2 is the freaking cutest. Also Maeve (Emma Mackey, soon to be in Death on the Nile) is not gay but is a badass. So like, just go watch the show, OK?
Watch it on Netflix.