The premise is simple: each episode follows a night at a restaurant where everyone dining is there on a blind date.
The show’s been LGBTQ inclusive since it began back in 2013, though it only features a few queer or trans singletons per series.
If your Tinder date is going to be staring at your boobs anyway, why not just whap it all out?
Channel 4 might call it a ‘social experiment’, but it’s a show unabashedly for that point when it’s 1AM, you’re a bit drunk and you just want to turn on the telly and laugh at some willies – and, honestly, I kind of respect it for that.
The series has been slated by critics for being “degrading”, and it’s hard to deny that when you’re watching someone choose between potential dates based solely on their genitals.
We’ve had , a show in which daters were covered in prosthetics and transformed into mythical creatures before they hooked up, but queer romance has been a step too far for most of the history of dating shows.
We started to see LGBTQ folk appear in the 2000s, but it was limited to grim stunt shows like the wildly transphobic – in which a woman had to determine which of a number of potential male partners were secretly gay – in 2012 hopefully closed that era for good.