Chewing Gum star Michaela Coel to write drama on sexual consent

Michaela Coel, who created the E4 sitcom Chewing Gum, is to write and star in a drama for the BBC exploring the issue of sexual consent. The “fearless, frank and provocative” series, which has a working title of Jan 22nd, will look into “the distinction between liberation and exploitation”, the broadcaster said. Coel, 30, will play Arabella, whose experience of consent is at the heart of the story. The character meets friends and colleagues whose sexual adventures collide with new codes of sexual conduct. “I feel weirdly overwhelmed and honoured to be…

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