Fronted by Dr. Christian Jessen, Undercover Doctor: Cure Me, I’m Gay asks if it is possible to ‘cure’ homosexuality and sees the Embarrassing Bodies star boldly undertake some of these ‘cures’ to see if he can change his sexual preference.
Watch as Dr Christian embarks on an extraordinary and sometimes shocking journey exploring past and present therapies in the UK and USA that offer to ‘cure’ gay people. – Channel 4 Press
Throughout his career Dr Christian, an openly gay man, has encountered people who are uncomfortable with their sexuality and are desperate for change. In an attempt to better understand their needs he aims to find out what’s on offer for these people and whether the proposed ‘cures’ are effective. He will also be considering whether these practices are harmful – physically and emotionally – to the desperate men and women who attempt them.
In a fascinating twist, Dr Christian will also assess his own sexuality to see how gay or straight he is. In order to do this, he’ll take part in a scientific sexuality test using an eye tracker and penile plethysmograph at the Cornell University, New York, USA.
After weeks of intense therapy will Dr Christian be ‘cured’ and will the ex-gay leaders rise to his challenge to take the sexuality lie detector test?
This bold and challenging documentary will ask what these extraordinary practices tell us about 21st century attitudes towards homosexuality, medicine, psychology and sexual identity.