Saturday, June 15, 2024

No Sex Please, We’re British: “Bridgerton” Season 2 Said to Be Almost Sex Scene Free After Season 1 Debauchery


“Bridgerton” fans were gaga over all the sex scenes in Season 1.

The debauchery and romping, which included an orgy and gay sex, made Regé-Jean Page the “it’ guy of 2020. He got the fans through the pandemic. They were swooning at every episode.

But then came news that Page wouldn’t be in season 2, as the books this Netfix series is based on turn to Anthony Bridgerton’s search for a wife.

Anthony is played by Jonathan Bailey. I’m told that in the first episode of Season 2, Anthony is scene from behind fully as he very briefly beds whores and pays them for their services. But sources say that after that season, “Bridgerton” Season 2 is largely sexless. There’s a lot of talking and galloping. But no shenanigans, certainly nothing like Season 1.

What happened? If reports are true, and I think they are, “Bridgerton” is now more of period piece that bears no resemblance to the period it’s covering. The costumes and sets are still top notch, but the story doesn’t have the pizzazz it once did.

Strange, no? In Season 1 Anthony was humping everything in town. But in Season 2, I guess he’s given up. Maybe Simon Bassett needs to return for a cameo!

Here’s a look back:


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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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