Superhero orgasms: how surreal sitcom Extraordinary will put a smile on viewers’ faces
What if everyone in the world had a different superpower – including in the bedroom? Breakthrough writer Emma Moran and star Máiréad Tyers explain how their new show puts a cheeky spin on twentysomething life
Imagine being able to make people orgasm with a single touch. In Extraordinary, a new comedy in which everybody over 18 has a superpower, Gordon has this special gift. Except, he sees it more as a disadvantage. “It’s not cool,” he says on a date. He puts on rubber gloves to prove to his date that he can make her climax without the superpower. Alas he can’t – but because his date fakes it, he’s chuffed with himself.
This is just one way in which debut screenwriter Emma Moran, 28, uses her surreal world to take a sideways glance at the real one. There’s also an emotionally detached guy who can fly, and does so out of the window after casual sex. And there’s the woman doing job interviews who compels candidates to spill the truth. “I am worried that I’m a little bit racist,” comes one admission.