Clumsy sex and longing stares: How Normal People captures the angst of young romance

While plenty of young drama is played for shock or laughs, the anticipated BBC3 adaptation of Sally Rooney’s best-selling book lingers on what goes unsaid between its adolescent lovebirds. And there is lots of humping, says arts columnist Fiona Sturges n Normal People, the new series based on 2018’s stratospherically successful coming-of-age novel by Sally […]

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Normal People couldn’t be further from porn – but it still makes me worry about my son’s sex education

As a mother, the failure of school sex education to explain pornography worries me a lot more than Connell slipping off his school tie in the BBC drama A now-infamous debate erupted on Irish phone-in show Liveline last week when a listener named Mary phoned in to complain that scenes of the BBC adaptation of Normal People […]

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