I Hate Suzie Features 'Longest Solo Sex Scene Ever Shown On British TV'
Billie Piper's new comedy-drama I Hate Suzie has already been praised across the board for being refreshingly brash, as a bold and comedic tale of a celebrity caught up in a scandal after private photos of her are leaked.
The eight-part series shows how Suzie's life is turned upside down after her phone is hacked, tackling the hugely relevant topic of revenge porn while also focusing on how she grapples with reality as her life grows more and more public.
In one episode, Piper's titular character is seen pleasuring herself for a total of seven minutes and four seconds, which is believed to be the longest solo sex scene ever shown on British TV.
An unnamed source - don'cha just love one of those - told The Sun that co-writer Piper, 37, is determined to show women 'doing it for themselves'.
The show was written by Piper together with Succession writer Lucy Prebble, with elements of the narrative mirroring some of Piper's own experiences, including with anxiety.
Piper recently told Glamour: "I didn't think I had anxiety until seven years ago.
"I always remembered myself as quite a chilled child, and maybe that was true - my mum says that I was a sort of sunny, happy child.
"But I think I'm just coming to terms with the fact that I actually have quite acute anxiety, and I know I managed that as a kid.
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"Also, nobody was talking about it, so you couldn't name it, and therefore it can often go unnoticed.
"I was like an obsessive cleaner when I was a kid, in a way that's beyond normal."
When asked what made her realise she'd been grappling with anxiety after all this time, Piper said it was her '30s'.
"I think it's your 30s actually, if I'm honest," she said.
"In your late-20s, early-30s you start looking at patterns of behaviour in your life.
"I'm keen to look at that and alter it, or at least try and understand it a bit better, and it usually comes out of traumas that happen in your life.
"I think your 30s are a massive turning point, like a rude awakening. I just don't know that people talk about that enough or dramatise it enough.
"You get to your 30s and you're like, 'I should be more established,' or, 'I'm a bit of a mess,' or, 'I haven't had a kid and maybe I should,' or, 'I've lived in bad relationships, why have I done that repeatedly?'
You can watch I Hate Suzie on Sky and Now TV now.
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