Sex talk is back
Remember Margie Holmes? She created the first-ever Philippine-based show to deal with psychological issues, entitled No Nonsense with Dr. Holmes. She also hosted a segment, “Magtanong Kay Dra. Holmes” (Ask Dr. Holmes) broadcast twice weekly in Teysi ng Tahanan,a daytime talk-show primarily hosted by veteran comedian and impersonator Tessie Tomas on ABS-CBN. Those were sometime before the turn of the century.
But gabby Margie is back and she’s talking sex again in a new series called Sex Talks with Dr. Holmes.
No, it’s not on free TV, and neither it is on a channel on cable or satellite TV. It’s on HOOQ, Southeast Asia’s leading video-on-demand service.
Sex Talks with Dr. Holmes, the latest HOOQ Original is available since 26 July.
I remember Margie back in the 80s. We would be either in a lunch or dinner together and she’d to no end talk about the kind of sexual problems she had to deal with as a sex therapist and how she was able to compile them into a book that had become a best seller. Newspaper publishers wanted her to write sex-advise columns and she did. For some time, she was the toast of the town.
Meeting her at a room in Parkway Suites in Salcedo Village, Margarita Holmes couldn’t contain her surprise and excitement to see me as we recalled those nights and days of laughter with her sex talks.
You see, Margie gives oftentimes unbridled and sometimes irreverent advice on sex. Well, she is at it again in her collaboration with HOOQ for the first time.
This is HOOQ’s second Original from the Philippines, the first one being Viva Films’ co-produced Ulanstarring Nadine Lustre and Carlo Aquino.
Also in the presscon was Sheila Paul, HOOQ Philippines Country Manager, who said, “One of the goals for HOOQ and its original productions is to push the boundaries when it comes to video entertainment. We are very excited that our first infotainment HOOQ Original features Dr, Margie Holmes, who has been pushing these boundaries for many years to provide much needed and frank discussions on taboo topics like sex in the Philippines.”
Do you know that Margie is writing columns for many publications including Playboy?
And, that’s apart from her teaching post in the Graduate Program of Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila.
In her illustrious career, Dr. Holmes has written 20 bestseller books, the best known of which are Life Love Lust, the first book written on love and sex in the Philippines and Down to 1: Depression Stories, the first book written about clinical depression in the country. Her most recent books include Love Trianglesand “Imported Love which she co-authored with current husband Jeremy Baer..
Jeffrey Remigio, Content and Programming Head of HOOQ Philippines said, “Sex Talkswith Dr. Holmes is a 10-episode nonfiction sex comedy series that addresses and answers questions we’re too shy to ask but are too curious to just leave alone. We’re very proud to have Dr. Holmes on board for HOOQ Originals.”
HOOQ can now be enjoyed on more devices like Google Chromecast, Samsung Smart TVs, Android TV, Apple TV, Globe Streamwatch powered by Roku and the new Globe Streamwatch Xtreme Prepaid.
I am so glad Margie is back. So,watch her new digital show streaming on HOOQ FREE PLAY.