The writers manage to put science first—and still feel radical
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“I mean, I’m not a prude about this stuff,” Amy Lippman says, passing a box of chocolates across a conference table. “But I don’t think I’d spoken the word dildo publicly …” She stops to think about it. “Well, ever.” Her colleagues, Michelle Ashford and Sarah Timberman, laugh. “And now you say it six times a day,” Ashford says. “An hour!” Lippman retorts.
“In all seriousness, though,” says Timberman, “the show has really given us license to talk about a lot of these taboos.”
The women are talking about Masters of Sex, the Showtime series set to begin its second season July 13.