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 Arts & Culture Films Music Issue 42 Peer Review Iranian artist and filmmaker Shirin Neshat pays homage to the iconic Egyptian singer Oum Kulthum. Films Issue 41 Isabel Sandoval On the limits of autobiography. Films Issue 41 Mike Leigh The remarkable director discusses starting from nothing, over and over again. Arts & Culture Films Issue 40 Fan Bingbing The woman who changed the face of China. Films Issue 40 Bad Idea: Smell-o-Vision The quixotic history of an improbable, impossible machine. Films Issue 38 Miranda July In Los Angeles, Miranda July talks to Robert Ito about pouring the fear, pleasure and unspoken weirdness of life into her genre-bending art.