Sex, Knives and Liposuction will follow Cherry Healey as she plunges into the divisive world of cosmetic surgery and considers whether to go under the knife herself.
The three-part UKTV Original series will focus on the pressure felt by many women to look perfect and the impossibility of modern beauty standards. Over three hours, Healey will examine both her own and other women’s fixations with their bodies and what they perceive as negative attributes.
Healey is best known for her work on light-hearted documentaries for BBC Three, often with a focus on issues to do with health and body image, such as Cherry Healey: Old Before My Time and Cherry Has A Baby.
“As a mother of a young daughter I am so aware of the world she is being brought up in while also, like every woman, facing my own body confidence worries,” said Healey, who finds herself recently back on the dating scene and rails against the pressures she feels to be perfect. “This series will hopefully help me address some of the pressures society throws at us as well as helping me personally consider what lengths I’d go to improve my face and body.”
Sex, Knives and Liposuction is part of the schedule of recently announced UKTV Originals to air in 2018 on W, including Emma Willis: Delivering Babies and its first ever drama Flack.