Things you need to know about that are totally real and actually happening- a 6-episode, 20-minute series coming to Netflix starring Nicolas Cage, produced by Funny or Die (among others) called “History of Swear Words.”
Bellamie Blackstone is showrunning, and Cage is….very Cage.
An education in expletives: the history lesson you didn’t know you needed. History of Swear Words, hosted by Nicolas Cage, is a loud and proudly profane series that explores the origins, pop culture-usage, science and cultural impact of curse words. Through interviews with experts in etymology, pop culture, historians and entertainers, the six-episode series dives into the origins of F**k, Sh*t, B*tch, D**k, Pu**y, and Damn.
Guest stars include Joel Kim Booster, DeRay Davis, Open Mike Eagle, Nikki Glaser, Patti Harrison, London Hughes, Jim Jefferies, Zainab Johnson, Nick Offerman, Sarah Silverman, Baron Vaughn, and Isiah Whitlock Jr.
Experts include Benjamin Bergen (PhD, Cognitive Scientist, Author of What The F), Anne Charity Hudley (PhD, Linguist and Educator), Mireille Miller-Young (PhD, Professor of Feminist Studies), Elvis Mitchell (Film Critic/Host of The Treatment on KCRW), Melissa Mohr (PhD, Author of Holy Sh*t: A Brief History of Swearing), and Kory Stamper (Lexicographer, Author Of Word By Word).
Executive Producers: Mike Farah, Joe Farrell, and Beth Belew for Funny Or Die; Brien Meagher and Rhett Bachner for B17 Entertainment.
It’s a little “Drunk History” and a little Neil deGrasse Tyson on “Cosmos,” but we seriously can’t wait to see this sh*t when it hits Netflix on January 5th 2021.