1956: Dr. Charles Alfred Kinsey, Kinsey Institute at Indiana University, dies. Fertility surgeon and specialist, Dr. William Howell Masters, also fascinated with the science surrounding human sexuality, meets future research partner, Virginia Ellis Johnson, at Washington University in Missouri.
As the late '60s become the early '70s, the world and our characters are all about revolution. (season 4)
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Did You Know?
Beau Bridges was only supposed to be on the pilot, but the producers like his performance so much that developed deeply the character of Barton to keep him around. See more
The final season depicts Masters believing in the modern idea that sexual orientation is innate and being reluctant at best to explore gay conversion therapy. In reality, Masters was a lifelong proponent of gay conversion therapy and never abandoned the practice. See more