Love & Sex in Italy on SBS Viceland – Italy remains the most romantic country in Europe, and is famous for its fairy-tale weddings. Yet, among Italians, less people are getting married, and those who do are getting older.
With the lowest birth rate in the continent, traditionalists fear for the cultural status of family, and reactionary Catholic campaigners are pushing back on abortion rights. Less than half of Italians have celebrated a traditional wedding in a church, and two thirds of young people still live at home with their parents, being referred to as bamboccioni – ‘big babies’ who refuse to cut the cord.
In this eye-opening documentary, we meet a tailor who equips his clients with the perfect made-to-measure elegance necessary for seduction, and also hopeful young men practising their chat up lines on the street corner. For, despite all the political divisions and controversy, the enchantment of romantic love in Italy is as strong as ever.
Love & Sex in Italy on SBS Viceland and SBS on Demand – Premiere – Friday 9 February, 2024 at 9.20pm
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