The series doesn’t pull any punches and puts a human and often funny face on the things that get people all hot and bothered. Over the course of six episodes, The Big Sex Talk examines monogamy; what it means to be asexual; the intersection of sex, tech and humanity; ideas of gender, sexuality and the possibilities beyond the gender binary; whether we have a ‘sexpiration’ date; and unpacks what being queer truly means.
“We cover a lot of ground and discovered that Canadians are actually way more open sexually than we think we are,” says Mehchi. “We made sure our series is a real, immersive experience because we’re all sexual beings and communication is a key.”
Once the CBC green-lighted The Big Sex Talk, Mehchi recruited Emmy Award-winning (for Cirque du Soleil, Fire Within) television producer Sylvia Wilson who came on board as series producer.
“At first I wondered if Canadians — who are not always forthright and forthcoming — would really talk about their sex lives,” says Wilson. “It turned out that people were dying to talk about sex! Frankly, they were glad to talk about something else besides the pandemic. Also, my daughters are teenagers now and I can see that conversations their generation are having today about gender and sexuality are much more open.”