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Meet Alicia Rodis, the 'intimacy co-ordinator' making sex scenes safer for actors

Rodis is a former actor who was hired by HBO to advocate for actors on set, which involves everything from reviewing their scripts to providing knee pads and flesh-coloured thongs.
Alicia Rodis is HBO's first-ever "intimacy co-ordinator," tasked with keeping actors safe during sex scenes. (Submitted by Alicia Rodis)
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Originally published on November 13, 2018

Filming sex scenes may be part of the job, but they can leave an actor feeling exposed and in some cases violated. That's why, in the wake of #MeToo, HBO has hired its first-ever "intimacy co-ordinator" to protect actors during sex scenes.

Alicia Rodis joins Tom Power live from New York to talk about her unique role advocating for actors on set, which involves everything from reviewing their scripts to providing knee pads and flesh-coloured thongs. 

Produced by ​Vanessa Greco

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