Stars of ‘The Sex Lives of College Girls’ Reveal ‘Sexual Awakenings’ in TV and Movies

Stars of ‘The Sex Lives of College Girls’ Reveal ‘Sexual Awakenings’ in TV and Movies

In episodes 3 and 4 of Mindy Kaling and Justin Noble’s HBO show The Sex Life of College Girls Season 2 (on Crave in Canada)Leighton has a strong connection game, or “hunting”, as the actor Reneé Rapp called it, with the women of Essex College.

These episodes prove that when it comes to exploring sex and sexuality, no show does it better or more authentically than The sex life of college girls, including showing that sex isn’t really very sexy all the time.

“I think it’s really cool that you just see it for what it is and I also think it’s a testament to the girls and everyone on the show just showing up and doing their thing, and coming as they are, which adds a lot. to that,” Rapp said. “Because we could go in and be these hypersexualized beings, and that works for the script sometimes, but I don’t think that’s necessarily what we intend to do.”

“People are complex and never one thing, and especially in sex,” added Alyah Chanelle Scott, who plays Whitney. “Especially for young women, I feel like a lot of times I’ve watched shows and I’m like, ‘Okay, that’s sex, okay, you’ve got to do that,’ and it’s very performative.”

He has to look like this, he has to act like this, talk like this and move like this… It’s awkward. He is messy. Sometimes it’s not sexy at all and that’s what makes it great… I feel like we show a variety of versions of what sex is and I think that’s very healthy.

The general awkwardness of the sex in the third and fourth episodes of season 2, specifically, comes as Leighton is dealing with the fallout of hooking up with multiple women who have dated each other, and eventually contracting clemmytia.

Renée Rapp, Alyah Chanelle Scott in

Reneé Rapp, Alyah Chanelle Scott in “The Sex Lives of College Girls” Season 2 on HBO Max in the US and Crave in Canada. (Katrina Marcinowski/HBO Max)

‘The Sex Lives of College Girls’ Cast Reveals ‘Sexual Awakening’ Moments

As Leighton, in particular, continues to explore her sexuality in The sex life of college girlsThe stars of the show spoke about moments of “sexual awakening” in their own lives, from fanfiction to cartoons to French cinema.

the octhat show was my sexual awakening, and my romantic awakening was the whole French New Wave,” said Pauline Chalamet.

“I would like to see Happiness, Happiness it was kind of a hot thing for me,” revealed Reneé Rapp. “I also [ the cartoon Totally Spies], There’s nothing on that show that’s sexual, I get it, but for me that was it.”

“I was like, ‘oh, three women who literally spend every day together and they’re all really nice and tall’… Unbelievable.”

Amrit Kaur, Pauline Chalamet, Alyah Chanelle Scott, Reneé Rapp in

Amrit Kaur, Pauline Chalamet, Alyah Chanelle Scott, Reneé Rapp in “The Sex Lives of College Girls” Season 2 on HBO Max and Crave (Courtesy of HBO Max)

“I had a very sheltered childhood, my mom and dad were very strict, I had parental controls on every computer, every device that had internet,” said Alyah Chanelle Scott. “But I read fanfiction and that gets pretty spicy, so that was my little story.”

“When I was younger, I saw this movie called Dil To Pagal Hai, who was so sexual while not being sexual, was amazing,” shared Amrit Kaur. “Anything Aishwarya Rai, I was always envious of her beauty. In North America,… regular Kate Winslet in TitanicI was like, ‘where’s my Leonardo DiCaprio, what’s going on?'”

“But I would say in terms of bravery, because I think this is important, my little boy aside, when I saw Kalinda Sharma in The good wife playing a bisexual character, I thought that was revolutionary. Because I hadn’t seen a South Asian-American do that and at the time, maybe I’d just seen Fire, which is from Deepa Mehta, who were two lesbian characters, around whom there was a lot of controversy. So those two… I thought they were very brave to share the sprawl and the humanity and the variation in sexuality of South Asia.”

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