'Pure': Meet Charly Clive, Joe Cole and rest of the cast of the sex comedy coming to HBO Max
Join Marnie on this unique sexual journey of her figuring out just why she can't stop visualizing people, including her own mum, naked and going at it
"Marnie is not OK," reveals the official synopsis of the Channel 4 series 'Pure' arriving shortly for American audiences on HBO Max. Why is she not okay you ask? Well. Marnie has "had x-rated thoughts for the last 3762 days and she doesn't know why or what they mean. When she jumps on a coach to London, she doesn't know a soul, not even herself, but in the city, she will build a new life". Kind of like 'Fleabag', Marnie is different in her absolute wholesomeness about how creeped out, bothered and distressed she is with these thoughts interfering with her day to day life. Soon we learn it's got to do more with a purely-obsessional OCD than being a perverted 'freak'. Based on the book of the same name by Rose Cartwright, who herself suffers from the disorder known as Pure-O, and written by Kirstie Swain (who also has a panic disorder), here's who you can expect to see in the upcoming film.
The newcomer stars in this 2019 sex-comedy as Marnie, a 24-year-old girl who suffers from Pure-O, or the purely obsessional type of OCD. It results in rapid, intrusive thoughts in Marnie's head where she constantly visualizes people naked and having sex. Frustrated with her small-town community, she comes to London to seek answers to her problems and ends up going on a hilarious yet emotional joyride of sexual exploration. Clive is a 25-yar-old English actress who, after being diagnosed with a brain tumor, penned a sellout comedy titled 'Britney', named after the said brain tumor.
Having starred in some of the most popular British shows of our times such as 'Black Mirror', 'Peaky Blinders' and more recently the explosive 'Gangs of London', Cole's expertise in shifting genres and versatility is impressive. Cole stars as Charlie, a sex addict Marnie meets at a support group, and together they strike a comfortable repertoire, getting very vivid and graphic about their own individual problems. Together they spark something that you need to watch the six-part series to see unfold.
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Known for 'Murdered by My Father', 'Black Mirror' and 'Snatches: Moments from Women's Lives', Sawar plays the role of Shereen, Marnie's awkward school friend who lets her opens her home to Marnie when she first lands in London.
With starring roles in titles like 'The Virtues' and 'MotherFatherSon', Algar plays Amber, one of the members of Marnie's new immediate circle. The trailer shows Amber and Marnie making out before Marnie awkwardly jumps out of bed and sits devastated on the floor, so most likely it's going tog be a complicated relationship between the two.
The 37-year-old actor is known for his works in 'Fleabag' and 'Black Mirror' along with 2019's 'The Personal History of David Copperfield'. His character Joe in 'Pure' is one of the many passersby in Marnie's carnal thoughts as she visualizes randomly grabbing Joe's butt in a kitchen at one point in the trailer.
'Pure' will be available for streaming from August 27, only on HBO Max.