'Normal People' is the raunchiest show on TV with 41 minutes of nudity and it's making fans sweat with excitement

A record 12 percent of the 12-episodic show has been categorized as "sex, kissing or foreplay"


                            'Normal People' is the raunchiest show on TV with 41 minutes of nudity and it's making fans sweat with excitement
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If sex is on your mind, BBC's 'Normal People' will grab your eyes more than any TV show has done in a long time. Adapted from Sally Rooney’s bestselling 2018 novel of the same name, the series centers around young school-going pair weaving in and out of love. 

Stealing the spot from BBC's ‘Versailles’ and ‘Wanderlust’, the show has been crowned as the network's raunchiest and sauciest ever, thanks to “41 minutes and 15 seconds of bedroom action", inclusive of raw sex, nudity and passionate lovemaking scenes. A record 12 percent of the 12-episodic show has been categorized as “sex, kissing or foreplay". In episode two itself, there are 11 minutes of sex. 

Due to the growing popularity of the intimate scenes between Marianne Sheridan (Daisy Edgar-Jones) and Connell Waldron (Paul Mescal), the series has been downloaded more than 23M times and an epic 16M streams on iPlayer. 

'Normal People' (Hulu/BBC)

"The writers wanted to stay true to the book and that featured a lot of sex. They didn’t want to portray it gratuitously though, and an intimacy coach was used to ensure the cast were happy at all times. But there’s no denying there’s a lot of nakedness and lots of sex — it’s probably not one to watch with the parents," a source told The Sun
 
Talking about filming those scenes, Mescal said, "We worked hard to make it feel like it was a real, accurate, and truthful representation of sex amongst young people. It’s something I’m incredibly proud of. I wouldn’t like to have done the show without nudity in it because the book is so visceral and raw, and when I read the book the characters are clearly naked in my head."

The actor even said he sat down with his family to watch those scenes. “It is an odd experience when you say, ‘OK, in episode two there is a big, old sex scene’. They were amazing about it because they were in a position where they knew it was going to be required from day one, so they knew they were going to have to sit and watch it.” 

'Normal People' (BBC/Hulu)

Fans can't stop talking about the show. "Just finished Normal People on BBC, so many layers and so many topics to talk about but my God does it make me miss sex! Like proper Love making sex #NormalPeople," one said and another posted, "#NormalPeople Should be shown in every secondary school especially very religious ones where girls aren't allowed to have choices so they can learn about sex and their bodies and rights! #COVID19 #girls."

"#NormalPeople is one of the best shows I have ever seen, very true to the book too. Very realistic and focuses on key issues such as consensual sex, mental health, domestic violence, and many more. Recommend watching, both main actors were fantastic. Season 2 please!" one said. Another posted, "People hyper focusing on the sex/nudity in #NormalPeople are so off-point. It’s an important element, but in no way is it lewd or gratuitous."

One said, "I am SICK of all these sex scenes in normal people, it’s making me jealous #NormalPeople."

"The sex scenes are pretty hot. Well done to #NormalPeople for the intimate portrayal of two young people in love," one tweeted and another wrote, "The #NormalPeople review nobody asked for. It's a fair few words, almost all of them positive but had strong opinions on the depiction of sex, mental health, and misogyny that I thought I'd spare Twitter from."

If you haven't watched the show yet, stream it on BBC Three in the UK and Hulu in the US.

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