Gwyneth Paltrow introduces Netflix’s ‘The Goop Lab’ in trailer exploring orgasm workshop and exorcism
Gwyneth Paltrow's company Goop is "a modern lifestyle brand" that dabbles in wellness, beauty, food, style and travel, among other things and their claim to fame is that they test waters so that their customers don't have to. Now Netflix is releasing a six-episode series titled 'The Goop Lab with Gwyneth Paltrow' in which we essentially see men and women test the waters.
From Cold therapy and psychedelics to energy healing and psychics, a group of individuals discuss, dissect and experience it all. While they claim to be pushing boundaries, one has to remember that everything Paltrow and others explore in the show are choices that they have made.
There is no regulation here and that is what makes the show interesting. For instance, one of the things that the episodes will explore is 'Cold Therapy'. Otherwise known as cryotherapy, the using of low temperatures to relieve pain.
In the trailer of the show released on Monday, we also see Gwyneth discuss self-pleasuring and what it really means "to get to know the vulva". Amid all of this, there are others who are trying multiple things that are featured on their website.
One of the women explains how she went through days of therapy in just hours and what that felt like. Is this responsible? Definitely not! Does this sound dubious? Maybe! But then, Goop values an unbiased, curious mind beyond everything.
Their website states "We take a curious, unbiased, open-minded, and service-centric approach to the work we do. We test the waters so that you don’t have to. We will never recommend something that we don’t love and think worthy of your time and your wallet. We value your trust above all things."
So how many of these could turn out to be interesting? There is a workshop that a group of women would be attending which is basically where "everyone gets off". At the beginning of the trailer, we hear, "What we try to do at Goop is explore ideas that may seem out there or too scary."
A lot of visuals seen would definitely need more context to be understood, but the ideas that are being explored are definitely out there. People are jumping into freezing cold water, they experience exorcism and talk about it and even discuss using psychic mediums. So, while you personally may not be convinced to try any of them; it would help understanding why anyone would and what they get out of it.
'The Goop Lab' with Gwyneth Paltrow is scheduled to appear on Netflix January 24.