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World, are you ready for Goop TV?  

Ever wished upon a star that there was a television show that demonstrated the correct way to apply Psychic Vampire Repellant?

Or afforded you the chance to watch an in-depth discussion on the medicinal benefit of being stung by actual bees, or steaming your actual vagina? Ever felt that what you really, really needed in your life was a TV series with the mentality of a crystal shamanic energy healer?

Gwyneth Paltrow - who else? - is to the rescue. Her Goop lifestyle brand is partnering with Netflix on a docuseries featuring 30-minute episodes exploring subjects “relating to physical and spiritual wellness”. 

Paltrow and Goop’s chief content officer Elise Loehnen will helm the show, which will focus on conversations around some of the worlds most talked-about topics featuring commentary from Goop editors, experts and physicians. 

Goop’s core content pillars of mental and physical wellbeing will form the backbone of the series, but the episodes will also explore topics that Goop prides itself on spotlighting, such as sexuality and intimate health. 

CULVER CITY, CA - JUNE 09: Elise Loehnen (L) and Gwyneth Paltrow attend the In goop Health Summit at 3Labs on June 9, 2018 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for goop)

Elise Loehnen and Gwyneth Paltrow attend the 2018 In goop Health Summit at 3Labs together. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images for goop)

“We were speaking to the platform question, and where our people are,” Loehnen told Variety. “They’re watching Netflix. Some of the more strategic, bigger stories we want to tell require a TV budget. Obviously, there’s no better partner in that.”

About 20 Goop staffers will be drafted into working on Goop TV, including Paltrow herself. “Gwyneth is a highly visual, tactile person,” Loehnen added to Variety. “The quality of everything that we produce is very important to her. She’s always looking for white space. Whether it’s developing physical products or thinking of content. With this show, I think she’s only really interested in opportunities where we can uniquely be ourselves and do things potentially disruptive.”

Goop TV will also include food, reading and beauty programs, hosted by Goop experts. The beauty series will be hosted by the brand’s beauty guru Jean Godfrey-June, while the food show will be helmed by an “award-winning chef”. There will also be a series dubbed the Goop book club, which will comprise discussions about the latest new releases, book news and interviews with authors. 

The docuseries is set to stream on Netflix later this year, with the other series to follow. Start brushing up on the spurious history and healing properties of crystal yoni eggs now. 

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