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Nicolas Cage is presenting a new Netflix show about swearing

Nicolas Cage is presenting a new Netflix show about swearing

The actor plays host to expert linguists and an impressive cast of celebrity guests

In a year that’s seen him take on the role of an alcoholic dragon for an Amazon crime-thriller, and commit to playing the sweetheart of the first lockdown, Joe Exotic, in a miniseries adapted from Netflix’s Tiger King, Nicolas Cage has decided to round it off by hosting a show about the history of swearing.

Over the six-part Netflix docu-series the actor will explore the etymology and historical significance of words such as “fuck”, “shit”, “bitch”, “dick”, and “pussy”. Cage will be chatting to expert linguists about pop-culture and how these sinful words entered our vocabulary.  

As if the 56-year-old Oscar winner himself wasn’t enough, the show is also set to feature a number of celebrity guests including comedians Sarah Silverman and Jim Jefferies, actors Nick Offerman and Joel Kim Booster, and hip-hop artist Open Mike Eagle, among others.

History of Swear Words comes courtesy of Will Ferrell’s comedy production company, Funny or Die, in collaboration with Brien Meagher and Rhett Bachner from B17 Entertainment, and will be available to stream on January 5. 

You can watch the trailer below.