You Can't Ask That

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You Can't Ask That


Refreshingly inappropriate, thought-provoking and enlightening, and giving an unmediated platform to some of the most misunderstood and marginalised people in society, this series offers genuine insight into those living with labels.

The show’s format is simple – naive, cheeky or uncomfortable questions are posed to stereotyped groups and they in turn respond, direct to camera, with raw and authentic answers drawn from their own experiences.

At times funny, poignant, offensive and heart-breaking, the show quickly became one of the most watched series in 2016 on ABC’s VOD platform, with over 1.6 million program plays.

Groups answering the questions in the latest series include people with Down Syndrome, suicide attempt survivors, recent war veterans, those with facial difference and children of same sex parents. Series one looks at short statured people, wheelchair users, transgender, Muslims, ex-prisoners, fat, Indigenous, sex workers, terminally ill, and people in polyamorous relationships.

S1 10 x 30' (format); 10 x 10-30' (series)
S2 12 x 30' (format and series)


Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Awards / Reviews

2017 Rose d'Or winner - Reality & Factual Entertainment