Gwyneth Paltrow shares about her new Netflix show, "Sex, Love, and Goop"
by Ana Walia | Wed, 20 Oct 2021 12:34:55 GMT
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In her new Netflix series, "Sex, Love & Goop", actress Gwyneth Paltrow has opened up about her interest in exploring relationships and human sexuality and her sex life and marriage to Brad Falchuk. This is going to be Gwyneth Paltrow’s second series for Netflix. She has recently released a line of supplements to get women in the mood and is vulnerable.

Gwyneth spoke to Lauren Zima of ET online about her interest in the topic, "I think if I've learned anything throughout the course of my life, is that we as individuals really can impact the outcome of how we feel in our day-to-day lives. What is the relationship that we have with ourselves, and how does that determine how we feel out in the world with ourselves and other people?"

Paltrow also shared, "The conversations with me are conducted with this amazing therapist named Michaela Baum, and she's someone that I've worked with and that I have a lot of respect for. I also thought it was really important for me to show up with honesty and vulnerability around these topics. I think that's the point of the show, to show different examples of what honesty and vulnerability can look like. Likewise, I was happy to do that and share."

The 49-year-old actress, who shares two kids, Apple, 17, and Moses, 15, with ex-husband and Coldplay singer Chris Martin, also mentioned that she has brought the same vulnerability into conversations about sex with her teenage kids. She added that she always tries to be neutral on the topic and thinks that her generation gets a lot of messages around sex that make them feel bad about it.

The Iron Man actress also mentioned that she tries to be curious and teenagers never willingly want to talk about sex with their parents, but she always tries to follow their lead, and she has been lucky that her kids had a thorough sex education class in their middle school. "The school handled the kind of birds and the bees parts. Then I am there for any questions, but the questions are pretty minimal", she adds. One piece of advice she wants to pass down to them is to "stay really close to your own truth".

Gwyneth shared, "I think the main thing that nobody ever tells you, is you have to stay really close to your own truth, and you have to stay really in integrity with that truth. Because when you are in a relationship, and you are not being your full self, you are sublimating things, or you are white-knuckling through something, and I think it can be pretty damaging to how you feel about yourself." She adds that she always tries to encourage her children to listen to themselves, listen to their instincts, and listen if something feels right, and they act on that view.

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"Sex, Love & Goop", is a show that will feature couples that are trying to find the spark in their relationships once again. The actress is going to lead the team of sex experts to offer them or guide them in need of some romance in their life. The trailer shows how workshops are at the center of the methodology, including ones discussing different types of touch or emotional intimacy. Some scenes look like they may turn quite sexy, as everything from feather boas to whips and blindfolds become part of the picture. The show is available on Netflix from October 21, 2021.

Talking about her upcoming show, Gwyneth shared that the episodes are going to feature relationships with ‘friction’ and ‘unhealed’ issue, and as a leader of sex experts she is going to help the couples to find their missing spark. The actress said, "What I find so interesting about this particular area of sexuality, is that it's the realm where all the friction is going to come right up, right? Like anything that is unhealed is going to come up, anything that isn't working is going to come up. So, it's like this amazing opportunity to see in the microcosm of how you are in an intimate relationship, how is that impacting the rest of your life? I’ve always been interested in [it], and more and more so since I've learned more and more about it in this area, and how we relate to ourselves, what is the shame that we carry, and why are we so afraid to ask for what we want?"

Gwyneth shared that couples that are going to feature on the show not only have to share their stories but also have to bare it all, and the couples were amazing. She also mentioned the team of "Sex, Love & Goop", went through a casting process, for a non-scripted show, and shared that it was although a little strange request, but it was amazing.

A still from "Sex, Love & Goop". Image Source: PEOPLE

The actress shared that she is in awe of the couples that showed up for the show and lay down their insecurities and problems with so much bravery in front of them. She added, "There's so many people who really love their partner and then are really struggling with the intimate aspect of their relationship. They're really aware of what they're bringing in from other areas of their lives, or childhoods that are negatively impacting their marriages or whatever the case may be, and so people were willing, and they'd go through a whole process."

Asking about what were Gwyneth’s biggest takeaways from the show, she shared that women are scared to explore and ask for what they want because a lot of us especially her generation has been taught that it’s shameful to even think about sex, talk about it and that has grown deep inside our minds. Paltrow revealed. "We don't have the permission to do it, and it's like you're not a 'good girl' if you're exploring things, or you're exploring sexuality and moving boundaries, so that's an issue."

A still from "Sex, Love & Goop". Image Source: NETFLIX

Compared to men, the talk around sex, she thinks that "it becomes more of a, 'Well, why? Do you think I'm doing it wrong?' So it comes from more of a defensive place with men. That's what we're trying to break down on both sides." Sex Experts on the show includes Michaela Boehm, Jaiya,  Amina Peterson, and Darshana Avila. Gwyneth Paltrow is serving as the executive producer for the show as well.

"Goop" is a wellness and lifestyle brand and company founded by Gwyneth Paltrow in 2008 which was started as a weekly e-mail newsletter that provided new age advice such as "police your thoughts" and "eliminate white foods", and the slogan "Nourish the Inner Aspect."

Information Source: ET Online