Network: Showtime. The series chronicles the unusual lives, romance and pop culture trajectory of William Masters and Virginia Johnson. Their research touched off the sexual revolution and took them from a mid-western teaching hospital in St. Louis to the cover of Time magazine. When Masters and Johnson expand the study to include couples, they discover that the science of sex is easily complicated by the mystery of attraction.
M ichelle Ashford, Amy Lippman and Sarah Timberman are seated around a conference table ticking off a list of Hollywood sex scenes. As the brains behind the Showtime series, Masters of Sex — which traces the lives of pioneering sex researchers William Masters and Virginia Johnson — the women needed to understand: What makes a sex scene sexy? So they each sat down one night, with a series of sex scenes collected on a DVD.