New Instagram Comedy Sketch Show About Sex Features 79 Year Old Miriam Margolyes
Sex Lives, a new Instagram comedy sketch show, focuses on the sex lives of women while in lockdown. One of its stars is Miriam Margolyes, who at age 79, is showing the world that both good and bad sex knows no age.
Margolyes has had roles in dozens of movies and television shows over the years, including playing Professor Sprout in the Harry Potter movie series. (If there’s no Professor Sprout smutty fan-fiction yet, there needs to be.)
The show features several famous female British actresses and comedians besides Margolyes including Aimee Low Wood of Sex Education, Susan Wokoma, Clare Perkins, and Joanna Scanlon, co-creator of Sex Lives.
To create the comedy sketches, a website was set up to receive submissions, and women were asked to anonymously submit their lockdown sex stories. From those stories, characters were created and mini sketches written. The short episodes were filmed on Zoom and published on Instagram. Longer versions are in production now and may be backed by the BBC.