“Intimate” on joyn+
This series takes foreign shame to a new level
It’s like “Jerks” on Speed: In the series “Intimate” five young men in their early 20s stagger from one embarrassment to the other. Great fun!
When the first episodes of the series “Jerks” were shown in Germany in January 2017, it felt like a liberation for many people: Here the German humor, which was used in formats such as the “heute-show”, the “Neo Magazin ” or is often used in political cabaret as a means of political and moral education of the audience, completely unleashed by all educational guidelines.
In the fictitious stories from their lives, Christian Ulmen and Fahri Yardim happily broke taboos and exceeded previously valid pain limits. The “Intimacy” series, which is now available on the joyn+ streaming platform, goes one step further in exploiting embarrassing life situations.
The focus is on five young people from Hamburg, all in their early 20s: Bruno Alexander, Emil and Oskar Belton, Max Mattis and Leo Fuchs, who – very much like Ulmen and Yardim – tell of their fictional lives in improvised episodes.
The five are also friends in real life. The Beltons, Mattis and Alexander together founded the production company Little Brothers. Together with Leo Fuchs they wrote the screenplays and also direct and are responsible for the editing.
Quite a lot of responsibility for young people in their early 20s. Who, despite their young age, can also show a remarkable work: The Belton twins and Bruno Alexander have already presented two seasons of their mockumentary series “Die Discounter”, which is running very successfully on Amazon Prime Video, and the third season is to be shown in autumn become.
“Discounter” was – and here we come full circle – co-produced by Christian Ulmen, who was also involved as a producer on “Intimate” – and who now has a 33 percent stake in Kleine Brüder with his own company Pajama Pictures.
Ulmen also has a small role in “Intimate”. He’s not the only celebrity guest star. Numerous other celebrities made themselves available and showed their worst side. Above all, Heike Makatsch as an unfaithful wife who . Jonas Nay plays an actor who only has drugs and sex on his mind. Marc Hosemann is a blackmailing landlord, Martin Brambach is a penetrating peeper in the sauna.
“Intimate” will be available on joyn+ on March 24th. ProSieben will show the eight parts of the comedy series from April 4, 11:45 p.m. on Tuesdays in double episodes.