"Masters of Sex" at PALEYFEST on March 24, 2014. Showtime's "Masters of Sex" blazes new dramatic terrain to illuminate the revolutionary scientific research of the postwar era that helped to spark the sexual revolution. Michael Sheen and Lizzy Caplan portray sex researchers William Masters and Virginia Johnson, whose controversial work and scandalous romance challenged suburban normalcy.
William Masters and Virginia Johnson are real-life pioneers of the science of human sexuality. Their research touched off the sexual revolution and took them from a midwestern teaching hospital to the cover of Time magazine and multiple appearances on Johnny Carson's couch. He is a brilliant scientist out of touch with his own feelings, and she is a single working mother ahead of her time. The series chronicles their unusual lives, romance, and unlikely pop culture trajectory.