Masters of Sex tells the Story of the research team consisting of William Masters and Virginia Johnson researching sexuality in the 1950s. The persons really existed as well as their study, so I wonder how close the events of the show match the events of real life.
Especially the fact that the show has a big drama component with major developments between all the main characters makes me wonder if they simply took the back story of the study and beefed it up with some fictional personal background.
Some questions that come to mind:
- Did the creators of the show make any statement regarding how close they are sticking to the real life events?
- Is there even enough known about the personal life of Masters and Johnson to tell the story in such detail?
- What major differences are there between the show and reality?