Sense8’s Sexy Finale

One Last Look at the Erotic Sci-fi Drama

BY: Claire Connors

Sense8, the GLADD Media Award-winner for Outstanding Drama, should not be airing on June 8th. The controversial Netflix series was cancelled last summer after two seasons, and assumed over. But after a twitter storm started by its hugely devoted fanbase, Netflix gave the sexy show mouth-to-mouth and resuscitated it for one last blissful hurrah.

Created by J. Michael Straczynski (Thor) and the Wachowski siblings (brothers, sisters, does it even matter anymore?) who brought us The Matrix franchise, this sci-fi drama, according to Lana Wachowski, “explores the relationship between empathy and evolution within the human race.” Which is a fancy way of describing how the eight mysterious sensates are connected to each other mentally, emotionally, and physically.

But of course, the scene that everyone obsessed over is the infamous orgy, in which actors Jamie Clayton, Miguel Ángel Silvestre, Brian Smith, and Max Riemelt have crazy sex in a hot tub. Episode sex, as Silvestre refers to it, features the show’s main characters being very, ahem, fluid in a vat of steaming water, kissing, sucking, fucking, and finally, climaxing together.

We can only hope there’s more of that in the series finale.

Sense8 returns to Netflix on June 8th.