Nicolas Cage is set to host unscripted comedy series “History of Swear Words” for Netflix. The Con Air actor is fronting the show, which explores the origins, pop culture-usage, science and cultural impact of curse words. It is the latest TV role he has signed up for following a scripted take on Joe Exotic in development at Amazon and voicing the lead in High fire, which is also at the streamer.
The Oscar winner will host a six-episode comedic docuseries. The six-episode series dives into the origins of “F**k”, “Sh*t”, “B*tch”, “D**k”, “Pu**y”, and “Damn”. The 20-minute episodes will also feature a host of celebrity guests, among them Joel Kim Booster, DeRay Davis, Open Mike Eagle, Nikki Glaser, Patti Harrison, London Hughes, Jim Jefferies, Zainab Johnson, Nick Offerman, Sarah Silverman, Baron Vaughn, and Isiah Whitlock Jr.
History of Swear Words also includes linguists, cognitive scientists and lexicographers who’ll be able in terms of explicating the history and cultural import of the featured swear words. Experts include cognitive scientist and author of Benjamin Bergen, linguist Anne Charity Hudley, Professor of Feminist Studies Mireille Miller-Young, film critic Elvis Mitchell, author of Holy Sh*t: A Brief History of Swearing Melissa Mohr, and author of Word By Word Kory Stamper.
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History of Swear Words hits Netflix on January 5, 2021.