Sex Education's Asa Butterfield is open to exploring Otis' sexuality

If we ever get a season four, of course.

by George Griffiths
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25 September 2021, 11:56am

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Sex Education - aka the best show on telly right now - has just returned for a rapturous third season.

Starring Asa Butterfield, Emma Mackie and Gillian Anderson, the Netflix series follows the lives and romantic entanglements of the students of Moordale Secondary School, with a definite focus on an open and honest discussion about the many facets of both sex and sexuality.

Asa takes the lead of Otis Milburn, the formerly sexually repressed son of a sex-positive therapist (Gillian Anderson and her magnificent hair). Since the show’s second season, Otis has had a series of romantic entanglements with women alone - from Ola (Patricia Allison) and the best woman we know, Ruby (Mimi Keene).

But if indeed Sex Education gets a fourth season (which has yet to be confirmed by Netflix following the series’ return two weeks ago, where it quickly ascended up to the top of the streaming services’ Top 10 Most Watched chart) forthcoming episodes could well see Otis exploring his sexuality too. Well, it’s not a given, but Asa certainly seems up for it in the hypothetical.

Speaking to GQ, he admitted that although there have been no “suggestions or leads” that Otis is anything but straight, it could be something to explore in future episodes.

“I’ve never had any suggestions or gotten any leads to suggest that he’s disguised any part of him, including his sexuality,” he said.

“Then again, everyone is constantly changing, so who knows?”

Season 4 storyline where Otis joins a throuple imminent, it seems.

Of course, given everything that we’ve seen go down at Moordale so far - including but not limited to an alien sex opera re-telling of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet - then seeing a 17-year-old male exploring his sexuality beyond the confines of heterosexuality seems like the most normal thing in the world, right? Right.

We will throw our support behind a fourth season of Sex Education, but only if it’s swiftly followed by a spin-off series starring Ruby and her mean friends travelling around the country in a camper-van solving murder mysteries.

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