You Can’t Ask That - Season 6
Wednesday April 28 at 9:00pm
Stream the full series on ABC iview from April 28: https://ab.co/CantAskThat
You Can’t Ask That, is back for a sixth season with eight unflinching episodes,featuring misunderstood, judged, or marginalised Australians answering the public’s anonymously submitted questions. All of the new episodes, as well as the first five seasons, will be available to binge on ABC iview from Wednesday 28 April. You can’t ask for more than that!
The season will also screen weekly on ABC TV, kicking off on Wednesday 28 April at 9pm with CHEATERS. This is the episode that took years to make! When we put out the call for people who had cheated on their partners to appear in the episode, we were met with a stony silence. But finally, here’s a group who bravely take a seat and face possibly the harshest questions ever asked on You Can’t Ask That.
Other episodes this season include EX-FOOTBALL PLAYERS, where Dean Widders, Brock McLean, Todd Carney, Dan Jackson, Willie Mason, Ian Roberts, and Jude Bolton are put on the spot to answer; ’Why do so many of you treat women like shit?’, and ’Have you pissed in your own mouth?’
Normally seen on The Bachelor, Osher Günsberg joins a collection of diverse Australian’s living with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), who want you to know that it’s so much more than washing hands or keeping a tidy desk. In the episode on OCD, Osher says: “People have in their mind an idea of what someone living with a mental illness looks like. But it’s me counting roses in a nice, tailored uit on primetime television. That’s someone living with a mental illness.”
Have you ever wondered if AMPUTEES really can feel their missing limb, or if they ever get sick of being an ‘inspiration? Our eight amputees all have extremely remarkable and, eye-opening stories to share.
In an emotional episode on FAMILIES OF MISSING PERSONS, we meet everyday Australians whose lives were changed forever on the day a love one disappeared. When Bruce Morcombe’s 13-year-old son Daniel went missing from a bus stop in December 2003, it sparked the largest criminal investigation in Queensland’s history. A father’s deepest pain was the nation’s biggest story. When Bruce picks up a card and reads it out loud: “What would you say to them if they could hear you?” ’He answers with the conviction of a man who did everything possible in the search of his son. “That we never gave up, that we tried, and I wish I was a better parent.“ He goes onto clarify that “It’s only when something really substantial is taken away from you that you think, moneys not important, my career is not important. Family is important”.
The episode on LESBIANS features Janette ‘Jabba’ Moor, who met her lesbian partner in prison and regards sex with men as “very boring”. In the first You Can’t Ask That to focus solely on sexuality we meet nine empowered women who talk about what it’s like to be a lesbian. About the fascination and fetishization of what they do in the bedroom, the double discrimination of being ‘both a woman and gay,’ and what life’s like when your world isn’t centered around men.
Despite over 200 years of migration history, many CHINESE AUSTRALIANS continue to feel othered, still having to prove that they belong. Douglas Lam says with a smile “I’m a 100% dinky-di… This is my country; I’ve been here longer than you – bugger you”. And Lily a proud Australian Chinese woman, who was born in Wuhan, sports a ‘Made in China’ tattoo on her back.
And finally, here is a You Can’t Ask That episode where everyone in Australia has shared the same experience at one stage of their life… ADULT VIRGINS is touching, humorous and relatable. Our group of adult virgins are asked all the sticky questions such as, ‘Why are you still a virgin?’ and ‘Why not just pay a sex worker and get it over with?’