Streaming platforms have given immense freedom and global reach to creative individuals. It has sparked the interest of traditional filmmakers, as it makes them more accessible and allows them to make the most of the possibilities that are out there. Cinema— on some level— is restrictive, as it has rules and regulations that can’t be countered.
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But the world of streaming is liberating, as it allows the creators to be original and out of the box. And the platform that honestly took the mantle and pushed it forward is none other than Netflix. With catchy one-liners and powerful marketing strategies, the streaming platform has broken all limitations that previously inhibited filmmakers and artists.
And keeping the reputation at par, Netflix is coming with yet another brilliant docu-series. Nicolas Cage is collaborating with Netflix and covering a tabooed topic in a comical manner.
And here’s a warning for the parents: if you don’t have parental controls set on Netflix, you better change your settings now. The reason? Well, like we said, Netflix and Nicholas Cage are collaborating and diving right into the world of profanity.
The latest comedy series is titled History of Swear Words and it will have Nicholas Cage as the host. And like the name indicates, the show will explore the history and origin of various profane words and expletives, and will also deep dive into their modern day usage. Thus, you should expect to hear famous curse words along with their history and background. It’s going to be like a history lesson, but vulgar.
Following is the synopsis of the Netflix series History of Swear Words:
“An education in expletives: the history lesson you didn’t know you needed. History of Swear Words, hosted by Nicolas Cage, is a loud and proudly profane series that explores the origins, pop culture—usage, science and cultural impact of curse words. Through interviews with experts in etymology, pop culture, historians and entertainers, the six-episode series dives into the origins of ‘F**k,’ ‘Sh*t,’ ‘B*tch,’ ‘D**k,’ ‘Pu**y,’ and ‘Damn.'”
So if you follow the original description of the show, you can expect it to be an educational service for the viewers interested in expletives. The series is all set to be loud and unabashedly profane as it goes down the rabbit hole of curse words. You will get to learn about the pop culture usage along with the impact and scientific understanding of these cuss words.
Honestly, the title on its own should be enough to convey what the show is all about. And if you’re someone like us… you must be intrigued and equally excited, because the idea is so unique and controversial.
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Check out the official trailer:
The series is produced by Funny or Die and B17 Entertainment. Famous comedians and performers, like Joel DeRay Davis, Open Mike Eagelm Nikki Glaser, Patti Harrison, London Hughes, Jim Jefferies, Zainab Johnson, Nick Offerman, Sarah Silverman, Baron Vaughn, and Isiah Whitlock Jr. will also make appearances.
The show will also have a panel of experts to educate us about history of foul language while keeping it classy.
The list of experts includes: Benjamin Bergen (PhD, Cognitive Scientist & Author of What The F), Anne Charity Hudley (PhD, Linguist & an Educator), Mireille Miller-Young (PhD & Professor of Feminist Studies), Elvis Mitchell (Film Critic & Host of The Treatment on KCRW), Melissa Mohr (PhD & Author of Holy Sh*t: A Brief History of Swearing), and Kory Stamper (Lexicographer & Author of Word By Word).
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The season will have six episode of 20 minutes each. Nicholas Cage will be serving as the host and leading the way for others. History of Swear Words will be releasing on the 5th of January, 2021.
One thing is for sure, the show will be naughty and ridiculous on another level. In the brief promo, you can see Nicholas Cage in a complete Bob Ross mode. Of course, this series is only for viewers who are 18-and-over. We’re desperately in need of a good laugh and this show seems like the cure for it.
Are you like us and desperately waiting for the show to release? Do let us know what you think of the trailer! Meanwhile, happy holidays!