Ita O’Brien choreographs the bodily tango of intimate scenes in film, television and theater. Having worked on Sex Education and Normal People—two TV series that garnered critical acclaim for their depictions of sex—O’Brien is now the go-to intimacy coordinator for directors wanting to ensure actors’ safety, alongside the purity of their vision. Indeed, upon winning her Bafta for Best Actress for her self-directed and -produced show, I May Destroy You, Michaela Coel dedicated her award to O’Brien’s work, for allowing This story is from Kinfolk Issue Forty-Three Buy Now Related Stories Films Issue 50 Sally Potter The film maestro on her musical debut. Films Issue 49 Ruben Östlund Crude, contrary—and killing it: Meet the auteur of awkwardness. Films Issue 49 Mamoudou Athie The shape-shifting actor is on a roll. Films Issue 49 Fares Fares After almost 25 years, the master actor steps behind the camera. Films Issue 48 Slaying It On the building blocks of horror. Fashion Films Issue 47 Farida Khelfa France’s fashion muse.