Ita O'Brien is the UK’s leading intimacy coordinator, and a pioneer in the field. But what actually is an intimacy coordinator? And what do they do?
Sex and physical contact in drama series have undergone substantial changes in recent years. Series like ‘Sex Education’ (Netflix), ‘Normal People’ (Hulu) and ‘I May Destroy you’ (HBO) have been praised for their sex scenes which are more complex, more authentic and deeper than we've tended to be presented with. And not least, we’ve paved the way for sex scenes that are a natural and important part of the story with an aspect of character building, rather than just an effect.
Ita O´Brien has worked on all of these series and most recently on ‘It’s A Sin’ (HBO). At Nordic Media Days, she will let us in on this unique work.