On Sunday night (Aug. 21) actress Maggie Gyllenhaal appeared on Discovery’s Curiosity series to school viewers on the science behind a highly complex subject matter – female sexuality.
Curiosity – a new show whose August 7 premiere featured theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking attempting to answer the question “Is there a god?” – feeds our desire for knowledge by offering up explanations on some of the most pertinent questions of our age.
Following the one-hour special on the existence of God, actress Michelle Rodriguez hosted the series’ second episode which tackled the pressing matter of “what really would happen on earth if aliens attacked us?”
Now that Curiosity has covered both God and aliens, the series moves on to an equally enigmatic mystery – the female orgasm.
“We wanted to make a film about female sexuality in particular, which has often been more debated than male sexuality, which is pretty straight forward,” Simon Andreae, the show’s Senior Executive Producer told Fox News.
According to Andrae, Maggie was chosen to host this particular episode because of her envelope-pushing resume – she has starred in “edgy, independent movies specifically about sexuality” in the past and just recently finished up filming a controversial movie about the invention of the vibrator in the 19th century (trailer below).
“I asked if she would be interested in collaborating with us on a film that explores the nature of female sexuality and whether the female orgasm helps in conception, how it evolved, why it’s there, what it means, and so on, and she was immediately fascinated,” he revealed.
Future episodes for the series include a special where Robin Williams discusses how drugs work, Eli Roth delving into the nature of evil, and Samuel L. Jackson responding to “How will the world end?”
“Curiosity” airs on the Discovery Channel on Sundays at 8pm.
Check out Gyllenhaal in the trailer for Hysteria below and let us know your thoughts on the upcoming film – funny or inappropriate?