Sex: The Revolution

Sex: The Revolution

The Big Bang
Season 1  |  Episode 2  |  ABC2  |  March 10, 2010

In episode two, The Big Bang, the new liberated sexuality spreads like wildfire to the blossoming counterculture. Slogans emerge, but no catchphrase better expresses the consciousness of the time than Make Love, Not War. At the same time, the sexual revolution is going middle class and mainstream. On Broadway, live shows like Hair revel in nudity. Suddenly topless bars and risque advertisements are commonplace, and the age-old Hollywood production code (where married couples were only shown in separate twin beds) is broken down. By the time Dustin Hoffman figures out that Mrs Robinson is seducing him, American cinema will never be the same.

In episode two, The Big Bang, the new liberated sexuality spreads like wildfire to the blossoming counterculture. Slogans emerge, but no catchphrase better expresses the consciousness of the time than Make Love, Not War. At the same time, the sexual revolution is going middle class and mainstream. On Broadway, live shows like Hair revel in nudity. Suddenly topless bars and risque advertisements are commonplace, and the age-old Hollywood production code (where married couples were only shown in separate twin beds) is broken down. By the time Dustin Hoffman figures out that Mrs Robinson is seducing him, American cinema will never be the same.

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