Channel 4 will launch yet another bold and daring docu-series on Wednesday, March 20th, as four mothers tackle the subject of pornography.

The title has already caused a stir online although the show aims to get a very series message across amidst the cheap cackles surrounding the title choice.

Meet Sarah, Emma, Sarah-Louise and Anita, the women piecing together their own version of porn to make a brave statement about how we depict sex over the internet.

Left to Right: Sarah, Emma, Anita and Sarah-Louise

What is Mums Make Porn about?

The docu-series – airing every Wednesday night on Channel 4 at 10 pm – follows four mothers as they confront the issue of their kids’ easy access to porn.

Filmed over three episodes, the climax of the series will see the gang write, direct and produce their own 12-minute porn film.

Jane, Sarah, Emma, Sarah-Louise and Anita hope the series will help promote healthy attitudes towards sex while strengthening the parent-child relationship when it comes to breaching topics such as porn.

Mums Make Porn cast

The executive producer of the series, Emma Morgan, explained the meticulous process behind casting for the series.

They needed open-minded individuals to help convey the right message.  But that doesn’t mean that they all had the same opinions when it came to x-rated content and its role in society.

Emma said:

We spent a long time to find open-minded, articulate women who had different views on porn and were from different backgrounds. We also wanted them to have different transferable skills to contribute to the porn film – the mums we chose included a writer, agent, stylist, make-up artist and photographer.

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Left to Right: Emma, Anita, Sarah-Louise and Sarah

Originally, there were five mums signed up to the series.

However, one pulled as the show started to clash with her religious and moral views.

Emma explained why Jane didn’t make the final cut:

She was religious and felt morally conflicted and felt that once she had made a porn film she couldn’t come back from that. She was also a feminist blogger and felt she had something interesting to explore in the project. She went quite far with the process but eventually, she dropped out.

Mums Make Porn cast – Emma

Emma has a close relationship with her daughters and feels that it’s a must in order to broach topics such as losing your virginity and the morning after pill.

To her, porn was a natural progression from this.

Speaking of the 12-minute film they eventually produce, Emma said:

It’s two separate sex scenes but they mirror sexual positions. One is daytime; one is at night. They interlink within the edit. It is all about the build up and exploration of the body and asking.

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Emma

Mums Make Porn cast – Sarah-Louise

Manchester mum of six, Sarah-Louise, admitted that she had not watched sexual online content in a long time.

However, she wanted to broaden her knowledge, particularly for her daughters, who told her that they would compare themselves and their own bodies if they found out that their boyfriend watched porn.

Mums Make Porn cast – Sarah

Sarah has two daughters, aged 16 and 12, and never considered breaching the subject of sex with either of her girls prior to filming the series.

The 40-year old from North Wales explained that some of the graphic sexual content she has seen online brought her to tears.

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Sarah

Mums Make Porn cast – Anita

Anita has four boys, the oldest now 24.

Unlike some of the other mothers, she is used to speaking openly about sex and porn with her sons – even over the dinner table.

Anita told Channel 4 of her experience:

I wasn’t shocked by what I had seen. Everything I enjoy with my husband isn’t that but I was aware of what was out there.  I had already had conversations with my children about being careful about what they saw. The reason I got involved is I knew it was out there.

 

WATCH MUMS MAKE PORN EVERY WEDNESDAY NIGHT (FROM MARCH 20TH) ON CHANNEL 4

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