Entering into its eighth season, the National Geographic show Taboo has taken viewers into the strange world of people from all walks of life. The upcoming episode invites inquisitive viewers into the homes of people who collect some of the most bizarre things imaginable.
Leading the flock in this week’s episode is Lawrence Cobbold and his cuckoo collection of bird memorabilia. The UK supermarket worker has spent his life’s savings amassing the thousands of objects which fill his three-bedroom house. His home is so full of bird paraphernalia; he barely has a place to sleep.
Taboo has managed to take viewers far beyond the standards that are deemed appropriate by most households; seducing their inner desire for the bizarre that makes the show so watchable.
In another segment of Taboo: Weird Collections, viewers are taking into the life of foot fetish film producer and photographer Dug Gaines. Besides being attracted to the flexion and extension of a person’s foot, Dug, who is openly gay, is attracted specifically to men’s feet.
“I’m not aroused at all while I’m filming or photographing and here’s the reason why. Because I’m so concerned with the cameras, the lighting; can they see the face, can they see the image,” said Dug as he films two men making love to each other’s feet.
Dug’s fetish addiction goes far beyond the filming of men making foot love; he also collects the well-worn socks of his male models, describing the foot scent as “intoxicating.” He individually bags up the hundreds of pairs of socks to enshrine the scent that drives his obsession.
On the heels of foot worshipping is former Nevada Lt. Gov. Lonnie Hammargren, a former NASA flight surgeon and avid collector of everything; from showboats to replica batmobiles. The eccentric neurosurgeon even admits to owning Liberace’s travelling honky-tonk piano, as part of his massive Castillo del Sol, Las Vegas museum.
For viewers that still may have an interest in human body, the show will also offer a glimpse into a Turkish hair museum that hold some 16,000+ locks of women’s hair.
Taboo has repeatedly used its decisive approach to bring the world of the unmentionable into the homes of spellbound TV watchers whose curiosity got the best of them.
Taboo: Weird Collections will air Tuesday on National Geographic Channel at 10 p.m. ET.
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