‘Sex Education’ Season 3 Episode 4: Students agitated after ‘homophobic’ sex ed class
The third episode sees the new headmistress giving students sex ed class and forcing them to learn why sex is not good
A lot of things have changed in Moordale Secondary School in Season 3, all thanks to the bad press after the Chlamydia outbreak. Season 2 saw the students going back to their homes in the holidays and now it is time to head back for school. The school is seeing a lot of differences. The press is still here and they want to know about the outbreak from the students.
Meanwhile, the students are introduced to their new headmistress named Hope (Jemima Kirke). The new principal is passionate and wants to take this school to newer heights. However, she believes that people need to get away from the sexual stuff because this is the age of becoming something and not just concentrate on having sexual thoughts.
Hope re-introduces an SRE curriculum that will tell the students about sex education. The school is divided into two parts – girls and boys as they are taken into different classes to talk about sex and other things. The boys are being shown a movie or documentary about a doctor explaining sex and homosexuals. The documentary says that homophobic sex is unnatural and gays get sexually transmitted diseases, AIDS, and HIV more than straight guys.
A lot of guys take offense to that and say this video is not at all talking about safe sex and is just shaming gay people. Otis (Asa Butterfield) believes that the students are asking valid questions about the video that’s not informative. According to him, the video is just talking about homophobia and abstinence, which is really dangerous for everyone.
The teacher believes that Otis is disrupting the class and orders him to get out of the class. Meanwhile, in the girls' section, a woman is telling them how having sex can ruin their lives. But Maeve (Emma Mackey) is literally feeling sick after hearing all this and says that girls should not be shamed for having sexual desires. She also reveals that sex is not a terrifying thing and can tell a lot about the human body.
After hearing Maeve’s point of view, Hope sends her out of the class as she and Otis meet each other on the staircase.
Well, it just shows that Otis and Maeve have still a lot of things in common. They know a lot more about sex than the others and can be quite helpful in making people learn about it. We saw that in Season 1. But, it’s sad that there are people who make students learn about homophobic stuff in today’s world as well. People from the LGBTQIA+ community have the right to live freely and choose their partners, but people like Hope always want to force their perspectives on others.
A very well-written episode with so much to learn for.
'Sex Education' Season 3 is currently streaming on Netflix.