Sexify arrives on the Netflix market with an addictive formula of its own. These characters are easy to like.
This review of Netflix’s Sexify season 1 contains no spoilers — the Polish drama series was released on the streaming service on Apr 28, 2021.
Recently, Netflix appears to be commissioning series with a well-balanced, chemistry-filled young cast. Bringing the alternative Sherlock Holmes story of The Irregulars and then introducing the Grishaverse to the masses, there’s plenty of quality and choice coming to the streaming service for teen dramas. Netflix’s Sexify has everything to make teenagers obsess about; a quirky, comedic story about sex, reminding us of the unique portrayal of dominatrix in Bonding.
Sexify has the potential to be way better than the mentioned series; the strong togetherness and sisterhood on display in this Netflix series are addictive and wholesome — the three women gel with ease, all bringing their unique quirks. Natalia (played by Aleksandra Skraba) constructs the premise; a brilliant student under pressure to create a scientific application that needs to be enticing and “sexy”. After making friends with Monika (played by Sandra Drzymalska) and Paulina (played by Maria Sobocinska). she learns that sex is always on the mind, and she decides to start a venture where an application can optimize the female orgasm.
The comedy is obvious in the Polish drama series; an inexperienced but smart individual trying to form science in ensuring the female orgasm — grouping with her traditional friends, who are with the belief that climaxing is due to a range of circumstances, and not just a scientific one, season 1 of Sexify puts Natalia and her friends down a path of self-discovery, and many lessons in the world of sex.
Sexify brings all the YA tropes, but it doesn’t succumb the audience to intoxicating the issues — keeping it on the surface, the Netflix series does a grand job of voicing the trials and tribulations of the female sexual experience without weighing it on too heavy. The series scopes it from women’s desires rather than focusing on men, which is a welcome story in teen drama. We often question why most of the p**n industry is through the lens of a male gaze, and the same can be said for television.
Many questions face the audience while watching the story unfold; do we require everything to be scientific? With a flurry of dating apps that’s become a revenue-filled market, Sexify raises a possible future — where we put the female orgasm under an algorithm to get the best results. Are we heading towards a world where romance and intimacy become all about formulas. It’s certainly all very Black Mirror.
Putting the concept of the series aside, Sexify arrives on the Netflix market with an addictive formula of its own. These characters are easy to like.