Cara Delevingne to present BBC documentary on sexuality: ‘Putting her mind and body on the line’

Actor and LGBTQ+ activist, who identifies as pansexual, said she was excited to present a show that could ‘change the views of so many people’

Roisin O'Connor@Roisin_OConnor
Thursday 27 August 2020 10:13
Carnival Row trailer starring Orlando Bloom and Cara Delevingne

Cara Delevingne will present a new BBC documentary that explores “the biggest questions in human sexuality”.

The show – which has a working title of Planet Sex – will tackle such questions as: “Why are some of us straight and some of us not? Is there even such a thing as straight? Are gender and sexuality independent or intertwined?

“Why do our sexual tastes vary from person to person and culture to culture?” the statement continues. “The series will explore and address key questions related to our gender, our sexual orientation, our relationships, the popularity of porn, and more.”

The series has been jointly commissioned by Hulu and BBC Three and is currently in production.

Delevingne, who identifies as pansexual, said she was “so excited” to make a series “that could change the views of so many people through honest and personal conversations”.

“I can only imagine what having a series like this would have meant to the 14-year-old me who struggled to understand feelings that were seen as non-conventional or different,” she said.

Delevingne opposite Orlando Bloom in ‘Carnival Row’

The series premise explains: “In this deeply personal, but also universally relevant series, Delevingne plans to put her mind and body on the line, opening herself up to experiments and demonstrations in the world’s leading sex research labs, visiting communities who experience gender and sexuality very differently, and voyaging into people’s hearts and homes to share their unique stories.”

Delevingne launched her film career with a minor role in the 2012 adaptation of Anna Karenina, starring Keira Knightley.

Other roles include her starring turn as Margo Roth Spiegelman in Paper Towns (2015), as The Enchantress in Suicide Squad, and Laureline in Luc Besson’s Valerian.

She recently wrapped on season two of Amazon’s fantasy drama Carnival Row, in which she stars opposite Orlando Bloom.

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