Stylish, smart and provocative new US drama, set in the 1950s, chronicling the relationship between the couple who risked everything and gave birth to the sexual revolution while struggling with their own issues of success, betrayal and jealousy. Masters of Sex stars Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan as the real-life pioneers of the science of human sexuality, Dr William Masters and Virginia Johnson. The series documents their unusual lives, romance and journey to pop-culture prominence, a process that saw them go from a Midwestern teaching hospital to the cover of Time magazine and TV host Johnny Carson's couch. The series is an adaptation of Thomas Maier's book, Masters of Sex: The Life and Times of William Masters and Virginia Johnson, the Couple Who Taught America How to Love. In the first episode, William Masters, a doctor in the field of obstetrics and gynaecology at Washington University in St Louis, runs a successful medical practice by day and conducts a secret study of human sexuality by night. Former nightclub singer Virginia Johnson is recruited to join the secretarial staff at the hospital and soon proves to be a valuable asset to Masters' work.
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