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Trailer Watch: Nicolas Cage To Teach A Course On History Of Swear Words On Netflix

How much do you know about the origins of your favourite expletives?

Nicolas Cage is set to 'teach' fans the complete history of curse words on Netflix series History of Swear Words.

The streaming service just dropped the teaser trailer for the show, which will premiere on Jan 5. 

Hosted by Cage, 56, the six-episode series, Cage, 56, is described as being “loud and proudly profane”, and will “explore the origins, pop culture-usage, science and cultural impact of curse words”.

Netflix also says the show will feature “interviews with experts in etymology, pop culture, historians and entertainers”, and will “dive into the origins of ‘F***,’ ’S***,’ ‘B****,’ ‘D***,’ ‘P****’ and ‘Damn’.”

Guest stars include comedians Nikki Glaser, Nick Offerman and Sarah Silverman, as well as cognitive scientist Benjamin Bergen, linguist Charity Hudley and professor of feminist studies Mireille Miller-Young, the author of Holy S***: A Brief History of Swearing

As you can see, the R21-rated show is both funny and serious. Just like Cage. 

History of Swear Words — co-produced by Funny or Die, the comedy video website founded by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay — marks Cage's latest foray into TV. In May, he signed up to play Joe Exotic, the controversial tiger owner in Netflix’s Tiger King in an upcoming scripted series. The Joe Exotic role will be the Oscar-winning actor's first regular TV role.

Cage is currently starring in The Croods: A New Age, now showing in cinemas. 

 

 

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