The FUSION series “Sex.Right.Now. with Cleo Stiller” has been nominated for a Peabody Award in the Public Service category. Nominations were announced Tuesday afternoon and the winning programs and content will be revealed in a succession of announcements with the News, Radio, and Public Service categories being announced on April 24.
“Sex.Right.Now. with Cleo Stiller” pulled back the curtain on the revolutionary ways we’re relating to our bodies, expressing our identities, and forging relationships. In each half hour episode, award-winning correspondent Cleo Stiller seeks to answer deeply personal questions - without stigma or judgement - that tackle body confidence, sex and relationships, health, and identity.
The original series covered a variety of health and sex topics, ranging from what happens when you hook up men to a menstrual cramp simulator and why some of us are thinking about being single forever, to the way in which Instagram is fueling a new level of body confidence visibility, to what you learn by spending a day in an orgasm lab.
“Sex.Right.Now. with Cleo Stiller” is a FUSION production that originated from a popular digital video series created by Stiller in 2015, “Asking for a Friend,” which explored the burning body, health, and sexuality questions people were too afraid to ask. The seven-part, half-hour series is executive produced by Mark Lima with Amy Gardner serving as series producer.
The Peabody Awards Board of Jurors have selected 60 nominees that represent the most compelling and empowering stories released in electronic media during 2017. The nominees were selected from approximately 1,200 entries from television, radio/podcasts and the web. The Peabody Awards are based at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia.
“True to tradition, we are proud to present a rich mix of excellence in the craft of storytelling. These stories reflect important social issues and exemplify the power of diverse voices and platforms in media today,” said Jeffrey P. Jones, executive director of Peabody.
Peabody Award winners and nominees will be celebrated at a gala evening event on Saturday, May 19 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York.