The 'Instrument' Seen Around the World. How They Scripted Adam Demos' 'Sex/Life' Shower Scene

Monday July 26, 2021
Originally published on July 22, 2021

It was the "instrument" seen around the world, even by many who never saw the shower scene on the Netflix series "Sex/Life." In it, actor Adam Demos turns and reveals a penis so enormous that many thought it wasn't real. When The Sword polled its readership, 60% believed it was a prosthetic. Then Newsweek reported "a member of the prosthetics team confirmed to Newsweek that the scene does indeed feature a prosthesis."

Real or not, it spawned TikTok videos of hilarious reactions.


But that was weeks ago. This week Netflix released through their social media the script of the shower scene.

In the scene, Cooper (Mike Vogel) has stalked Brad (Demos) to a gym. Brad is the ex- of his wife Billie (Sarah Shahi) who has returned into her life. He has followed Brad to his gym, then into the shower after the workout. When showering, Brad turns and casually reveals "the instrument that brought his wife so much pleasure. And SHIT — his worse fears confirmed — Brad's junk is impressive."


The script reads:

INT. GYM - SHOWER AREA - DAY

A jet of hot water. Brad stands under it, naked and facing the wall. He's alone in a large area with MULTIPLE SHOWER HEADS.

Cooper enters wearing only a TOWEL, takes in Brad, his back toward him. He moves to a shower head nearby and turns it on. Brad doesn't seem to notice.

Cooper steals a look at him. But Brad makes no eye contact and is unaware. Just then, Brad turns around, facing front. He soaps up, obscuring a SMALL TATTOO ON HIS HIP.

As he does so, Cooper can't help but lower his eyes to check out Brad's package — the instrument that brought his wife so much pleasure. And SHIT — his worse fears confirmed — Brad's junk is impressive.

Cooper glances back at Brad, feeling like more of an underdog than ever and guilty as hell he just checked him out. Brad stands there, oblivious, on display, simply enjoying his post workout shower. Then he turns off the water and leaves.

Cooper watches him go, self-hatred turning to anger — at himself, his wife, BRAD... Finally, it's all too much — he lets himself all forward against the wall, his arms thudding on the tile —
COOPER: AGGGH!

Asked by Entertainment Weekly if a body double was used in the shower scene, Demos said

"I was okay with it because you read the script and know what you're getting yourself into from the start, so I don't think you would sign on to a show after reading the scripts and then say no last minute. That doesn't mean you can't have discussions about comfort level, which they allowed us to have - and with the intimacy coordinator, so it felt a lot safer."