Sex Education writer reveals Aimee’s sexual assault was based on her own sick encounter – The Sun

SEX Education's shocking sexual assault plotline proved particularly close to home for show writer Laurie Nunn.

She has revealed how protagonist Aimee Gibbs is suffering a similar fate to her harrowing real life experience, which left her "too frightened" to report it in the immediate aftermath.

In recent scenes aired on the Netflix flick, Aimee is seen carrying a celebration cake as she travels on a bus.

She becomes aware of a stranger masturbating behind her, and screams to alert her fellow passengers.

All appear to turn a blind eye to the sick incident which then leaves Aimee with a semen stain on her trousers.

Writer Laurie has flagged the increasing rise of such gross incidents on public transport yet only now let slip its based on personal experience.


In a chat with The Times, she said of the "threatening man": “I froze in that moment, then ran off the bus and burst into tears.

“I did report it later, but for ages, I couldn’t go on public transport, I was too frightened.”

She added: "A conversation needs to be had around how people can step in and help.

“This situation is a truth all women know. We live with this constant possibility of threat, it is exhausting.”

Sex Education has proved to be a hit with viewers since it's release last January.

The comedy-drama follows "socially awkward high school virgin" Otis Milburn (Asa Butterfield) who lives with his sex-therapist mother (Gillian Anderson).

He then teams up with classmate Maeve (Emma Mackey) to help solve the students of Moordale Secondary School's sex problems.

The show was also hailed by fans as similar to E4's Skins due to similar characters.

The eight episode season was praised by critics for the way it tackles abortion, consent, revenge porn and body image.

It was released on January 11 2019, and swiftly followed up by another series.

In the latter, released earlier this month, late bloomer Otis will try to progress with his new girlfriend Ola, while his relationship with Maeve suffers as a result.

Yet due to its extreme popularity, a third series could well be in the pipeline.

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