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Netflix denounces illegal use of ‘The Bridgertons’ sex scenes on porn sites

‘The Bridgertons’ is currently one of the most popular series on Netflix. According to the platform, nearly 63 million subscribers have watched the romantic drama with which Shonda Rhimes It has debuted on Netflix since it premiered on December 25. However, fiction is causing those responsible more than a headache.

Phoebe Dynevor and Regé-Jean Page in ‘The Bridgertons’

The reason is that, according to Page Six, there are quite a few hacked scenes from the series with hundreds of thousands of views on adult streaming platforms and Netflix executives are having real trouble removing the images. Apparently they have sent warnings to these platforms about « the misuse of their intellectual property » and have managed to get some clips removed, but not all (and not entirely).

« It has been particularly distressing for Phoebe Dynevor and Regé-Jean Page, two young actors who signed on to play the role of their lives but who have not consented to being exploited in this way« , confesses a source close to Netflix, who wondered how it is that this type of web page has taken some scenes from a period series not especially sexually daring and convert them « in pure obscenity ».

In that sense, Dynevor assured in The Guardian that his sex scenes, both as a couple and alone, were cared for to the millimeter and were choreographed and rehearsed « as if they were acrobatics. » « I knew exactly where he was going to put his hand at every moment. And we had accessories, like mats, that we put between us. I never really felt exposed, » the actress said.

Unfortunately, this is by no means the first time this has happened. Without going any further, something very similar happened at the time to HBO with ‘Game of Thrones’, to Starz with ‘Outlander’ and most recently to Hulu with ‘Normal People’. And although in all these cases the misuse of the images was evident, also They had a lot of problems when trying to control the material on these types of websites.

Waiting for renewal

Despite everything, Netflix is ​​delighted with the data from the Shondaland series and how much is being talked about it. It is clear that not all the 63 million households that started the fiction finished it, but surely enough did so to continue several more seasons. In fact, although it is not official yet, it is commented that throughout this week the platform could announce its renewal for a second season that, in fact, we all knew it would come sooner or later.

But the key is precisely there, and that is most likely that the second season of ‘The Bridgertons’, which will supposedly focus on the character of Anthony, will not arrive early, but rather late because of the pandemic. Just a few days ago, it was Dynevor herself who expressed her doubts about when they could shoot again. And it is that fiction It has many extras and the team is numerous due to the complexity involved in filming with these characteristics. In addition, since it is not an original work but an adaptation, the licenses that can be taken are limited and that complicates even more.