The third season of ‘Sex Education’ is bold, and addresses many other issues than a bunch of teenagers grappling with issues as they go through puberty. Not that it isn’t important or ignored in the show at all!
If the first two seasons of Netflix’s ‘Sex Education’ were about teenagers exploring their sexuality as they go through puberty, the third season was them finding their voice against a newly-appointed authority preaching ‘abstinence’, navigating through a sea of emotions, experiencing what it is like to be an adult –grappling issues in their personal lives and adjusting to the ever-changing, often-brutal world.
Gillion Anderson’s Dr. Jean Milburne tells her son Otis Milburne (Asa Butterfield) that he is a “young adult” after she overhears a conversation between him and his newly appointed headteacher, and is pleasantly surprised how he “navigated the conversation beautifully”.
The third season takes us back to the British town of Moordale, and Moordale Secondary School, which has now become infamous in the UK as the ‘Sex School’, thanks to the sex-clinic started off by Otis and Maeve Wiley (Emma McKay) in the first season, and the chlamydia outbreak in the second season.