Secret subcultures under the microscope
Forbidden puts the world’s most clandestine and off-the-wall subcultures under the spotlight. From Pony Play, where people take on the persona of a horse, to Rubber Dolling, an extreme form of cross-dressing, and M Preggers, men who pretend to be pregnant, the series lays bare the science of strange human behaviours. Forbidden seeks not simply to observe but to explain the psychological motivations, historical origins and scientific reasons behind an impressive panoply of stories and characters. The series is wry and quirky in tone whilst respecting the dignity and integrity of its characters. It is a fascinating series, a celebration of humanity – compelling, informative and fun.