Cara Delevingne is preparing to give us an ‘unfiltered’ and ‘authentic’ account of her own sexual experiences while publicly educating herself about sex in an upcoming docuseries.
Titled Planet Sex with Cara Delevingnethe series, the collaboration between Hulu and BBC Threesees the supermodel-turned-actor center stage as she learns about human sexuality, including its ‘mysteries’.
The 29-year-old LGBTQ+ advocate and former ‘Model of the Year’ has candidly discussed her sexuality in recent years, revealing that she identifies as ‘pansexual’.
She’s also spoken about how her sexuality led to identity struggles during her childhood, referring to that period as ‘isolating and hard to navigate at times’.
Here’s everything you need to know about Cara Delevingne’s docuseries Planet Sex:
What is Cara Delevingne’s docuseries Planet Sex about?
Sex, to put it bluntly. In particular, Delevingne will publicly document her journey as she learns about the ins and outs of sexuality.
Streamer Hulu, who has jointly commissioned the series with BBC3, has announced: ‘On this immersive journey, she puts her mind and body on the line in search of answers regarding human sexuality, its joys, mysteries, and constantly changing nature.
‘In every episode, she shares her own personal experiences. Uniquely unfiltered and authentic, there’s no limit on how far Cara’s willing to go to explore what makes us all human.’
In 2020, BBC3 shared that Delevingne will explore the biggest questions in human sexuality, such as: ‘Why are some of us straight and some of us not? Is there even such a thing as straight? Are gender and sexuality independent or intertwined? Why do our sexual tastes vary from person to person and culture to culture?’
It was highlighted that the series will delve into vital queries around ‘gender, our sexual orientation, our relationships, the popularity of porn, and more’.
The streamer added: ‘In this deeply personal, but also universally relevant series, Delevingne plans to put her mind and body on the line, opening herself up to experiments and demonstrations in the world’s leading sex research labs, visiting communities who experience gender and sexuality very differently, and voyaging into people’s hearts and homes to share their unique stories.’
Who is producing docuseries Planet Sex with Cara Delevingne?
Planet Sex is produced by Naked Television and Cara & Co. for both Hulu and BBC Three, and Simon Andreae, Cara Delevingne and Amy Foster serve as executive producers.
The series was commissioned by Fiona Campbell, Controller at BBC Three and Jack Bootle, BBC’s Head of Commissioning, Science and Natural History.
The Commissioning Editor for the BBC is Sreya Biswas.
In addition, global rights for the series will be managed by Fremantle.
Why has Cara Delevingne been chosen to host docuseries Planet Sex?
As an actor, activist, model, author and LGBTQ+ supporter, who hasn’t shied away from being open and honest about her sexuality and struggles, we can think of many reasons, as can the team behind the docuseries.
Jack Bootle, BBC Head of Commissioning Science and Natural History, said: ‘We’re in the middle of a new sexual revolution, in which the old rules of gender and sexuality are being rewritten in ways that some find liberating and others confusing.
‘Cara’s charisma, curiosity and lived experience make her the perfect guide to a subject that can be controversial but is always fascinating.’
Echoing that sentiment was Simon Andreae, CEO of Fremantle UK, founder of Naked and Executive Producer of Planet Sexwho said: ‘Cara is an incredibly powerful voice within the LGBTQI+ community, who is well positioned to be able to confront and question some of sex and gender’s most enduring and important mysteries.
‘It’s a privilege to be working with her and bringing her vision to life with the teams at Naked and Fremantle, and we can’t wait for audiences on Hulu and BBC Three to see it.’
Will any other models or celebrities star in Planet Sex?
This hasn’t been confirmed as of yet.
What has Cara Delevingne said about her docuseries Planet Sex?
Delevingne said, via BBC three: ‘As someone who struggled for years to understand my sexual identity, I am so excited to be partnering with Hulu, Naked, BBC Three and Fremantle to be making a series that could change the views of so many people through honest and personal conversations.
‘I can only imagine what having a series like this would have meant to the 14-year-old me who struggled to understand feelings that were seen as non-conventional or different.
‘If our series helps one young person have an easier conversation with their parents, we will have achieved one of our many goals in making this series.’
What has Cara Delevingne previously said about her sexuality?
in a rare The Times interview with her older sisters, Poppy, 35, and Chloe, 36, in January, Delevingne, who turns 30 this month, said: ‘Growing up as a queer child was isolating and hard to navigate at times.’
She continued: ‘My sisters did their best to be there for me but it was something I had to go through myself to truly know who I was. I’m still on that journey and will continue to be for the rest of my life.’
Delevingne, who had a public romance with Pretty Little Liars actor Ashley Benson, added: ‘First and foremost I have always seen myself as a rebel, not as someone who wants to break rules but as someone who wants to question them.
‘I love the word “naughty”, but only as an adult. To me naughty means someone who questions what they’re told. I think at this point I might be the naughtiest of the three of us.’
Delevingne, who’s walked the runway for fashion houses including Chanel, Stella McCartney and Givenchy, also previously told Variety in 2020: ‘I feel different all the time. Some days, I feel more womanly. Some days, I feel more like a man.’
At the time she expressed how she identified herself, saying: ‘I always will remain, I think, pansexual.’
She added: ‘However one defines themselves, whether it’s “they” or “he” or “she”, I fall in love with the person — and that’s that. I’m attracted to the person.’
While refraining from speaking about her specific relationships, she admitted: ‘I’ve always felt bad for anyone I’ve ever been in a relationship with.
‘It’s very hard to maintain the normality in it. I think it’s why I tend to keep my private life a lot more private now, because that public thing can actually ruin a lot of things.’
Referring to difficulties as a kid growing up, she recalled: ‘Pride to me is a sense of something that I never really had as a kid’, hinting that she felt ‘ashamed’.
She did, however, explain that she now feels more comfortable discussing her sexuality.
‘Once I could talk about my sexuality freely, I wasn’t hiding anything anymore,’ she said.
‘And the person I hid it from the most was myself.’
Prior to that, in 2018 Delevingne told Vogue: ‘When I first realized that gender is so much more fluid than ‘masculine’ or ‘feminine’ it was a breakthrough moment for me.’
Is there a trailer for Planet Sex with Cara Delevingne?
Not just yet.
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