'Riverdale' Season 6: Teen drama or erotica? Fans slam the overuse of sex in series

From a steamy sex scene between Archie and Betty to teasing a raunchy lovemaking sequence between Ronnie and Reggie, the season opener cranked it up


                            'Riverdale' Season 6: Teen drama or erotica? Fans slam the overuse of sex in series
Archie and Betty in 'Riverdale' (The CW)
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It isn't 'Riverdale' if there aren't generous doses of raunchy lovemaking. The teen drama that opened with Archie Andrews (KJ Apa) having sex with Ms Grundy in a car set the tone for what to expect and 'Riverdale' Season 6 didn't just up that erotic factor by a notch. Call it desperation sex if you must when Archie and Betty indulge to "make a baby" or when Veronica takes Reggie to bed filled and strewn about with money. So's million-dollar love anyone?

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However, this usage of sex scenes didn't sit well with a bunch of fans who felt that the show, already a darker version of what they grew up reading was just introducing an element that was not a requirement in almost every subplot. "But seriously @WriterRAS is this #Riverdale from the @ArchieComics, or are you living out your childhood erotic fan fictions?! I love the horror elements, just not the oversexualization of family friendly characters, not once in the #archiecomics do they show sex:))!!" one of the comments read.

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This was seconded by another who wrote: "the @ArchieComicshave been a success for 80 years now, and they never need to rely on sex, drugs, or anything obscene to attract an audience, they write #archiecomics that the whole family can enjoy, w/o feeling awk:))!! @WriterRAS #Riverdale". Some couldn't believe what they were seeing. "Can’t believe that aired on national TV #riverdale" a comment read. At the other end, the fans rooting for #Barchie had every reason to be happy.

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"#BARCHIEDATING #Riverdale #Barchie scenes" wrote one of the fans tweeting a GIF of the duo kissing. "Am I in heaven? Cuz I would believe it with all these breath taking moments we got tonight for barchie #Barchie #Riverdale,: another fan opined. "I swear that entire scene lit a fire in my vein - I was so fucking thirsty after it all *fanning myself like crazy* #Barchie #Riverdale" a tweet read.

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