Masters of Sex, the Showtime series about the lives and careers of the legendary St. Louis Washington University sex researchers Masters and Johnson premieres on Sunday, two months after Virginia Johnson died at 88 in hospice in south St. Louis. (Masters died in 2001.) Johnson's biographer Thomas Maier -- upon whose book the show is based -- told Daily RFT that though he lamented the fact that she did not live to see the portrayal of herself on the small screen, he was sure she would have been pleased.
|Lizzy Caplan as Virginia Johnson and Michael Sheen as William Masters|
We've been anxiously awaiting the premiere since the pilot was announced two years ago and will be watching with eagle eyes -- after all, the show is set in St. Louis (though it's not been filmed here), it portrays two of our most famous citizens and we're dying to see the Gateway City portrayed in the 1950s and '60s.
Amy Nicholson, the TV critic for our sister paper LA Weekly has already gotten a sneak peek of the show and talked with series creator Michelle Ashford. Click through to find out why she says Masters of Sex is "smart, cold and cutting" -- Edit.More »