As ‘Naked Attraction’ Becomes Surprise Hit For Max, Casey Bloys Reminds That HBO Was Home To ‘Real Sex’ & ‘Cathouse’

Naked Attraction, a British reality series that features a form of full frontal nudity, has been making headlines after it was added to streaming service Max.

The series has become a surprise hit on the Warner Bros. Discovery-owned streamer, jumping to number one on its most popular list as of today.

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U.S. audiences may be just learning about the show, but it’s been on air in the UK on Channel 4 since 2016 and is in its sixth season and caused plenty of headlines on the other side of the pond, including a raft of complaints to British regulator Ofcom.

Casey Bloys, CEO and Chairman of CEO and Max Content, speaking at the Code conference, said that the show was part of a “whole library deal.”

Naked Attraction is produced by Studio Lambert, the production company behind series such as Netflix’s The Circle and Peacock’s The Traitors. Studio Lambert is owned by All3Media, which is co-owned by Warner Bros. Discovery and Liberty Global.

Bloys, in answer to a question about why the show was on Max, said, “I think the point that you’re probably trying to make is ‘Oh my gosh, can you imagine that show next to whatever pick your prestige show? I will remind you that HBO is the home of Real Sex and Cathouse. You need an entire a mix of programming and this programming serves its purposes.”

Naked Attraction is hosted by Anna Richardson and sees a group of naked people hiding in booths. They’re faces and bodies are gradually revealed through successive rounds as some are eliminated until two naked people are left and the chooser takes their clothes off and picks a date.

Real Sex was a documentary series that has aired over 30 episodes, spawned a spinoff titled Pornucopia, while Cathouse followed the lives of sex workers at the Bunny Ranch in Nevada.

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