truTV’s Adam Ruins Everything lampoons our sacred cows and gleefully shatters our shared illusions, whether it be that purebreed dogs are the best, that signing for your credit card does a damn thing, that engagement rings are a real tradition (as opposed to a marketing ploy), or that food drives are a useful form of charity.
I’ve been a fan of this show from the start, but lately Adam Ruins Everything has been upping their game, looping feminism into its educational agenda. First they weighed in on Gamer Gate, and now they’re tackling the myths of the hymen in tonight’s episode, “Adam Ruins Sex.”
In a smart move, the show’s writers handed this section over to recurring co-star Emily Axford, rather than having a man explain to a woman her own body and experience. And Axford takes over for host Adam Conover with aplomb, dropping truth bombs like, “The hymen as you understand it is a straight up myth,” and “Our bodies don’t come with built in virginity detectors, and sex isn’t ‘supposed to hurt’ the first time,’” and this gem:
“Virginity exams are straight up sexual assault. And they don’t prove anything because THE HYMEN DOESN’T WORK THAT WAY. Physically speaking, virginity doesn’t exist. It’s just something we made up to mean to women, like Entourage.”
So you should be watching Adam Ruins Everything Tuesdays on truTV at 10pm. Watch it.