Go home, TV, you’re drunk. That’s my only reaction to the announcement that WE tv has picked up a British reality show called Sex Box.
Sex Box is, rather incredibly, not a euphemism for anything. Rather, it’s exactly what it sounds like. The talk-show-style setting features a panel of sex experts sitting on a stage in front of a live studio audience. There is a large, windowless, soundproof gray box behind them.
The box has a door and confessional-style indicator lights: red means a couple’s in there, orange means they’re done, and green means … well, I hope it means someone’s in there cleaning the box, because multiple couples use this thing over the course of an hour-long show.
The idea behind the show is that couples – both straight and homosexual, if the UK debut is indicative of the upcoming U.S. version – with relationship issues will enter the box, have sex, then come out and talk about their problems with the “experts.”