Announcing “We are the sexual revolution,” Gini Johnson (Lizzy Caplan) appears ready to take the swinging ’60s head-on in the trailer for Masters Of Sex season three. The Showtime series has explored the real-life duo of Masters and Johnson for two seasons, outlining how their sex study began and hinting at what their groundbreaking research will eventually mean for society. In the trailer posted on IndieWire, things get a little looser in season three: Masters’ wife Libby (Caitlin FitzGerald) not only has bangs, but makes a move on Johnson, her husband’s dumbfounded mistress. And, as promised, Josh Charles is seen briefly, as his return to prestige drama has already been announced. At one point, Masters (Michael Sheen) toasts the couple’s spouses, so it also looks like Gini may also get back with George, whom she had divorced long ago.

Masters Of Sex season one focused almost solely on the sex study and Masters’ efforts to get it supported and financed. Season two, anchored by the hotel-room bottle episode “Fight,” lost some of the series’ momentum as it focused more on the relationship between Masters and Johnson, as well as Libby’s volunteer efforts in the civil rights movement. Season three takes us to 1966, when the revolutionary sex study is finally released, and Masters and Johnson go on tour to promote it, bringing their startling sexual revelations to the world. And from the trailer, it looks like, as usual, they’ll be practicing what they preach.

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Masters Of Sex season three will premiere on Sunday, July 12 on Showtime.