There’s no denying it, when Regé Jean-Page licked that spoon in series one of Bridgerton it was one of the sexiest things to happen on television in the cursed year that was 2020. So, after the show’s extremely horny beginnings it’s unsurprising that fans have been left somewhat underwhelmed by the sex scene offerings in season two. It get's better (not) because it has been announced that season three will have even less sex scenes.
In the upcoming season, based on author Julia Quinn's third novel ( it was announced that Bridgerton will skip a novel and focus on Penelope Featherington ( Nicola Coughlan) and Colin Bridgerton's (Luke Newton) love story. Bridgerton's Simone Ashley recently revealed at a Netflix panel that season three will not be steamy - at all. Fans of the raunchy period-drama are already getting to grips with a delayed Benidict Bridgerton season and now the idea of less sex scenes is another blow.
Where Are All The Sex Scenes In Bridgerton Season Two?
In comparison to the first season, series two of Bridgerton is practically chaste. As Anthony starts his quest to ‘wed, bed, and bred’ (ew) the society season’s Diamond of the First Water, we get a montage of naked women that symbolises the end of his brothel visits. Other than that, there’s no smut until the end of episode seven… seriously.
From then on, things do get slightly more rampant. Around the 46-minute mark, Kate Sharma (Simone Ashley) has some pretty hot fantasies about Anthony between her thighs. Four minutes later, they’re actually getting it on in the gardens of Aubrey Hall - finally!
An episode later, we’re back to feverish longing between the lovers before getting a short sex scene 65 minutes in and, you guessed it, it’s another al fresco romp that brings the show to its conclusion. Yup, that really is it.
Why Is There Barely Any Sex In Bridgerton Season Two?
Many fans have pointed out that it’s strange Bridgerton series two features so few sex scenes when it was based on The Viscount Who Loved Me, which is more than steamy enough. But although the characters are more lively in the book, the series’ showrunner Chris Van Dusen has revealed they thought sexual tension between Anthony and Kate would captivate viewers’ attention for longer.
‘It was incredibly dynamic and exciting, having those steamy scenes and all that angst and all that yearning and watching their chemistry build and build really makes the payoff worth it when we get there,’ he told The Hollywood Reporter.
‘We never do a sex scene for the sake of doing the sex scene, and we never will,’ he added. ‘All the intimate scenes, they have a larger purpose. They’re all telling a story and they’re all pushing the story forward… There were zero surprises, and then we could just focus on bringing the love story to life. I felt very, very comfortable.’