Sitcom Metro Sexual is an Aussie Parks and Recreation with queer leads


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Funny home-grown sitcom Metro Sexual, set at a busy sexual health clinic in Melbourne, has returned for a second season.

The Melbourne-set show started in 2019 and is filmed in a mockumentary style reminiscent of US favourite Parks and Recreation.

Doctors Steph Huddleston (Geraldine Hickey) and Langdon Marsh (Riley Nottingham) work at chaotic clinic Metropolitan Sexual Health.

Langdon is bubbly and customer service-driven. Steph is sardonic and seemingly-aloof. Both are smart, empathetic doctors.

However the queer clinicians’ differing approaches to patient care mean they’re always butting heads.

Metro Sexual‘s second season started screening on 9GO! last week and is streaming on 9Now. The new episodes have expanded from 10 minutes to a half hour.

This season, Steph and Langdon must deal with a visit from a scandal-ridden politician, a controversial billboard, and an annual sexual health awards ceremony gone wrong.

At the same time, the pair are also grappling with an escalating STI outbreak in their city.

Metro Sexual hopes to give some welcome comic relief

Riley Nottingham, who plays Langdon, is also Metro Sexual‘s co-creator and producer. He said the lighthearted comedy series also touches on bigger issues.

“During the times we all find ourselves in, we hope Metro Sexual can be an uplifting and heartfelt comedy experience for everyone,” he said.

“Beyond the uplifting laughs we hope it shines a light on the importance of inclusivity.

“And a little reminder for us all to look after our sexual health.

“It’s been an incredible experience creating this series and we hope it can offer some welcome comic relief.”

Comedian Geraldine Hickey has also described the sitcom is “hands down one of the most wonderful and fun things I’ve been a part of.”

Metro Sexual’s second season is screening on 9GO! and streaming on 9Now.

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