If you haven’t checked out the Midwest Teen Sex Show yet, it’s not too late. When it comes to frank yet funny sex talk, this video cast is so good it almost makes me wish I was a clueless, awkward teen again (say it with me now, “♪ Allllllll-most! ♪”).
Created by Guy Clark and Nikol Hasler (friends since high school), the show (now in its second year) doesn’t pretend to be the be-all end-all of sex education (“We like to call it sex information”), but is an alternative to abstinence-only education (“Teens and sex. It happens.”), parents’ birds-and-the-bees talk, misinformed locker room banter, and even the snarktastic Savage Love (it’s not as mean). Susie Bright called it her “newly-discovered favorite TV show of all time,” and even had her teen daughter interview Nikol in 2007.
Oh yeah–it’s HILARIOUS. Produced with just a small cast (and smaller budget, I’m sure), it’s packed with a perfect balance of info and humor (“Condoms may seem costly, but they’re less expensive than a lifetime with AIDS”), so that even if you’re left without a full understanding of say, what anal sex is, or what losing your virginity will be like, you’ll at least feel more comfortable talking about it.
In other excellent news, MTSS is planning on producing a pilot to share with Comedy Central this summer. Fear not, they’re not selling out. From their website, Director Guy Clark writes,
We want to assure you that we are keeping the style of the show the same. It was the style of the show that Comedy Central first noticed, and they want us to keep making it from the finest ingredients. The difference is that now those ingredients will not be bought from a guy on the street corner wearing a trench coat.
With over 25 episodes streaming free online, you’ll have a hard time pulling yourself away…and picking a favorite. I mean there’s “Vaginas” (“America’s True Heroes!”), “Birth Control” (featuring one of Nikol’s kids spouting, “That’s what she said”), the noir-themed “Orgasms”…. ooh but then there’s the Door County Fornication License officer in “The First Time”!!
Subscribe to the Midwest Teen Sex Show video feed at their website (they’ll love you for it) and keep an eye out for them on Comedy Central!