2021 is already cooler, thanks to Nicolas Cage. The Academy-Award winning actor, who has given us a panoply of incredible performances, will now be channeling all that intensity into a new history show for Netflix. And it’s all about cursing.
THR reports History of Swear Words will offer six 20-minute episodes, each focusing on the origins of a time-honored curse word. Specifically, Cage and company will share the source of words like “f*ck,” “sh*t,” “b*tch,” “d*ck,” “p*ssy” and “d*mn.”
This is the third streaming production that Cage has taken on recently. He’s also slated to star as Joe Exotic in Amazon’s Tiger King project, and he’s lending his enthusiastic voice to Hellfire, in which he’ll play a dragon, chilling in the swamps of Louisiana. However, History of Swear Words is set to hit first!
Created by Funny or Die, History of Swear Words will have Cage serve as host, welcoming the input of linguists, cognitive scientists, lexicographers, and celebrity guests like 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.
This all sounds awesome. But, Netflix, you had me at “Nicolas Cage.”
History of Swear Words hits Netflix on January 5.
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