Pure is a British television series first broadcast on 30 January on Channel 4. Based on the book of the same name by Rose Cartwright,   it stars Charly Clive as year-old Marnie who is plagued by disturbing sexual thoughts. Pure received generally positive reviews and was praised for its frank treatment of mental health issues and sexuality. It was described as "a masterly comedy about sex and mental health" by the Guardian. The website's critical consensus reads, " Pure compassionately explore s the complications of compulsion, shame, and struggling to make sense of oneself. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Independent. The Irish Times. British GQ.
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M arnie, the year-old heroine — and I use the word advisedly — of new drama or comedy-drama, possibly, but one that really wrenches its laughs out of darkness Pure, has a very specific form of OCD. During her supposedly celebratory speech, which begins as an ordinarily exquisite agony for us all to watch, her treacherous thoughts strip the assembled guests of their best suits and twinsets, and put them to orgiastic work. She falls apart on stage. Although such thoughts have been invading her inner space for a decade, this is the first time they have included her family. The mummilingus scene a little later on is sudden and shocking enough to give you a vivid insight into the distress it causes Marnie. The six-part Channel 4 series broadcast weekly, but available in full on All 4 now follows Marnie as she seeks to diagnose and cope with her condition. A round of appointments with doctors yields nothing except the unbidden vision of the psychiatrist licking her own armpit. A drunken attempt at lesbianism — in case the thoughts are the result of a repressed sexual orientation — fails, but does bring her into the orbit of the first of the gang of friends she will gather as the series goes on. And after life in a small town — oppressive enough for many, even without the constant self-monitoring that comes from trying to hide a mental health problem — the anonymity of London is another friend.
Marnie attends a sexual addiction meeting, but it still doesn't explain what is going on in her mind. However, she does find a kindred spirit in recovering porn addict Charlie and gets closer to Marnie has been plagued by disturbing sexual thoughts for as long as she can remember. At her wits end she hops onto a bus bound for London where she tumbles into the life of the eccentric Shereen, Now that she has a diagnosis, Marnie is determined to make the most of being a single Londoner.