By Donna J. Drucker

Donna J. Drucker is a guest professor at Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany. She is the author of Machines of Sex Research (Springer, 2014) and The Classification of Sex (Pittsburgh, forthcoming 2014.)

  1. The 2013 Showtime television show Masters of Sex introduced viewers to William H. Masters (1915–2001) and Virginia E. Johnson (1925–2013), two of the best-known American sex researchers of the twentieth century. Current posters for the second season depict the actors playing the couple, Lizzie Caplan and Michael Sheen, staring intensely at the camera while curled around each other on rumpled sheets. The fictional Johnson is portrayed as a proto-feminist, sexually liberated heroine, while the

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