Curious Australia: We Are Sexual Beings, Black Empire.

What does it mean to be young, disabled and sexual in modern Australia? Plus another angle on First Nations' musicians.

Next week SBS VICELAND premieres Curious Australia, a strand of seven stand-alone, half-hour documentaries that explore issues relevant to contemporary Australia.

Thursday, 4 August at 8.30pm on SBS VICELAND (NITV Simulcast)

We Are Sexual Beings (8.30pm)
We Are Sexual Beings explores what being young, disabled and sexual in modern Australia is all about. Over the course of a 24-hour period, three adventurous young Australians with disabilities will pull back the covers on their intimate lives. Oli, an aspiring tennis champ; Maya, an earnest sweetheart; and Christina, a wild-child motorhead – three remarkably different human beings, who all happen to share two things in common: life altering spinal injuries and healthy sexual appetites.

Black Empire (9.00pm)
It is easy to feel alone in the Australian music industry, but for First Nations’ musicians, the isolation can be overwhelming, especially when racism and exploitation are thrown into the mix. And despite the fact that Black song has played such a transformative role in Australia’s history – from Archie Roach’s ‘Took the Children Away’ to Thelma Plum’s ‘Homecoming Queen’ – it’s still seen by music execs as just another marketable asset. But what if it could be different? What if there was hope for something better?

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