Big Mouth was last year’s better-late-than-never sex ed Netflix series from the minds of John Mulaney and Nick Kroll. The cartoon highlighted the angst, struggles, and hilarity of puberty by portraying hormones as imaginary monster friends who haunt the middle school main characters Andrew (Mulaney), Jessi (Jessi Klein), and Nick (Kroll). Netflix teased the upcoming second season with a Bachelorette parody. In the cartoon, Leah (Kat Dennings) learns about her various birth control options on Miss Contraception! Did you forget about the diaphragm? Yup. We did, too.
The charm of Big Mouth lies in its explanation of the things we should have learned when we were the characters’ ages but know now—possibly after learning the hard way. From consent to periods to nocturnal emissions, Big Mouth covers sex education more than most states require by law. The second season will cover the topic of shame and development when Gina, voiced by Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin), is the first girl in school to develop breasts and the complicated social fallout and slut-shaming that follows. Harry Potter vet David Thewlis joins the show as Shame Wizard who attempts to keep kids fearful of their bodies and sexual desires.
Find out which contraception Leah picks and pray she doesn’t choose the pull-out method—represented as a boundary-crossing, tipsy high school boy. If you haven’t seen the show, binge watch season one in time for new episodes dropping on Netflix Friday, October 5.