Viewers Left Shocked By Channel 4’s X-Rated New Show

It’s been widely praised for its approach to mental health.

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Channel 4’s latest offering is definitely a show you shouldn’t watch with the parents. 

Pure goes with the synopsis of, “She’s had x-rated thoughts for the last 3672 days and she doesn’t know why or what they mean” — which was already enough to get me interested.

The series follows acting newcomer Charly Clive as Marnie — a 24-year-old who suffers from an extreme version of OCD called purely obsessional OCD (Pure O). Marnie’s affliction means she’s constantly bombarded with sexual thoughts, which had led to this comedic six-part drama. As you can imagine, there’s plenty of X-rated content.

In the first episode, there were scenes of Marnie’s dad getting down and dirty with her best friend as she kisses her own mum. As you can imagine this is Channel 4 10pm scheduling at its finest.

Considering Channel 4 gave us the boner-packed Cucumber a few years ago, most of us have become accustomed to the network’s cocks to the wind mentality when it comes to nudity and taboo subjects. That being said, Pure viewers couldn’t help but share their shock and awe on social media.

I didn’t think it was that bad. I once remember watching an episode of Footballer’s Wives: Extra Time that contained the inappropriate use of a Henry Hoover. While Pure clearly wasn’t for everyone, other’s praised the show for tackling a real-life issue head-on.

In fact Pure is earning a lot of praise for its refreshing way of tackling another important issue.

Pure comes just after Netflix flashed a load of T&A our way with Sex Education. Equally X-rated, the Asa Butterfield-led drama should also be swerved if your family are around.

Personally, I was pretty gripped by Pure. It isn’t every day you see a naked doctor lick her own armpits and a whole tube carriage on the London Underground engage in an orgy — is that normal on the Northern Line? Pure has already gathered itself a loyal fanbase who can’t wait for the next episode.


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