Netflix is ‘fighting to keep raunchy sex scenes from Bridgerton off porn sites’

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Netflix is fighting to keep raunchy sex scenes from Bridgerton off porn websites, it has been reported.

The streaming giant, which released the hit series on Christmas Day, is thought to be ‘working tirelessly to hunt down pirates’ who have uploaded the more intimate moments from the show, reports The Sun.

It is understood that many of the scenes have already been taken down from X-rated platforms after the cast – which includes Phoebe Dynevor and Regé-Jean Page – were left feeling ‘horror and anger’ at seeing them online. 

Battle: Netflix is fighting to keep raunchy sex scenes from Bridgerton off porn sites, it has been reported (pictured Regé-Jean Page and Phoebe Dynevor as Simon and Daphne in the show)

An insider revealed: ‘Bridgerton’s sex scenes appearing alongside some of the most obscene material the web has to offer has sparked horror and anger.   

‘It’s been particularly distressing for Phoebe [Dynevor] and Regé-Jean [Page], two young actors who signed on for the role of a lifetime and did not consent to being exploited in this way.

‘Anyone thinking about trying this [pirating scenes] will have the full force of the globe’s biggest streaming service against them.’ 

MailOnline has contacted representatives for Phoebe, Regé-Jean and Netflix for a comment. 

Shock: It is thought that some of the cast have been left 'angry and horrified' after the more intimate moments from the show were lifted (pictured Jonathan Bailey, who plays Anthony Bridgerton, and Sabrina Bartlett, who plays his opera singer love interest Siena Rosso)

Shock: It is thought that some of the cast have been left ‘angry and horrified’ after the more intimate moments from the show were lifted (pictured Jonathan Bailey, who plays Anthony Bridgerton, and Sabrina Bartlett, who plays his opera singer love interest Siena Rosso)

It comes after Rege-Jean, who plays Simon, the Duke of Hastings, revealed the hardest scenes for him to film were ‘the very, very subtle barbs and hurts over the dinner table’.

Speaking with Netflix Queue, he said the scene where Simon has dinner at the Bridgerton house – after being set up by Lady Danbury and Lady Bridgerton – was a prime example. 

He explained: ‘I really don’t want to be there, but you can’t say that. The kids are there and they’re all happy and playing and being accepted in exactly the warm and loving family that Simon never had. And that is never explicitly mentioned in the script in that moment.’

Although these may have been the most difficult, both Rege-Jean and Phoebe have discussed how they’ve approached watching their sex scenes with their families. 

A source said: 'It's been particularly distressing for Phoebe [Dynevor] and Regé-Jean [Page], two young actors who signed on for the role of a lifetime and did not consent to being exploited in this way' (the duo pictured during the show)

A source said: ‘It’s been particularly distressing for Phoebe [Dynevor] and Regé-Jean [Page], two young actors who signed on for the role of a lifetime and did not consent to being exploited in this way’ (the duo pictured during the show)

Speaking on The Drew Barrymore Show on Friday, Rege-Jean revealed how his family have been handing all the nudity in the show – cheekily joking that the peach emoji is sometimes used when he appears on screen.  

He said: ‘My family are pretty well drilled at this point, we’ve got a family WhatsApp group and it’s got a little red flashing light emojis particularly around episode five… the occasional peach emoji.

‘But also the Brits are very well drilled for this in general, I have a cousin who missed those messages and made a bunch of tactical cups of tea.. you leave the room and put the kettle on.  

‘You’re not disturbed you just have to make a very long cup of tea right now, but the problem with this show is she came back and was like, “you guys were still going! How many cups of tea do I have to make?”’

Phoebe, who plays Daphne Bridgerton, has also spoken in support of the sex scenes, telling E News!: ‘It’s so important for the journey of the characters to see those scenes.

‘They’re not just there to be there. They’re there to tell this story of this sort of sexual awakening that Daphne is having, and I think that’s so important for her story particularly.’

It comes after Phoebe also revealed she had to skip watching some of the sex scenes during a family viewing. 

The actress, 25, said she had the remote control firmly clasped ready to fast-forward the intimate moments while watching the series with her mum, Sally, 57.  

Candid: Rege-Jean recently revealed how his family have been handing all the nudity in the show - cheekily joking that the peach emoji is sometimes used when he appears on screen

Candid: Rege-Jean recently revealed how his family have been handing all the nudity in the show – cheekily joking that the peach emoji is sometimes used when he appears on screen

Phoebe told The Daily Star: ‘She is very proud and excited. I watched the show with the whole family, even the grandparents managed to watch it. 

‘I had to sit there and fast forward on high alert with the remote control. We managed it just about.’ 

Phoebe’s mum Sally is best known for her role as Sally Webster on Coronation Street, which she has played since 1986. 

She also revealed she took the same approach when watching Bridgerton with her grandparents while chatting to Drew, saying it was a ‘very PG’ version of the show.  

Bridgerton debuted on Christmas Day and has remained in the top spot on Netflix’s most-watched list for the last two weeks, proving to be a mammoth success. 

Skipping through it: It comes after Phoebe, who plays Daphne Bridgerton, also revealed she had to skip watching some of the sex scenes during a family viewing

Skipping through it: It comes after Phoebe, who plays Daphne Bridgerton, also revealed she had to skip watching some of the sex scenes during a family viewing

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