Versailles: BBC drama DROPPED as ratings fall over ‘pornographic scenes’"

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Versailles: "BBC drama DROPPED as ratings fall over ‘pornographic scenes’""

Versailles Series 3 will be the last in the series on BBC following complaints about an orgy in Series 2 and full-frontal nudity.

As a fan of the series (particularly the LGBT characters Philippe and the Chevalier the Lorraine) I think this is more evidence of the Puritan-Feminist-Tory censorship going on over there.

Are you a fan of the series? Do you agree with the decision?

https://www.express.co.uk/showbiz/tv-radio/944638/Versailles-BBC-drama-axed-pornographic-scenes-sex-nudity
 
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Versailles Series 3 will be the last in the series on BBC following complaints about an orgy in Series 2 and full-frontal nudity.

As a fan of the series (particularly the LGBT characters Philippe and the Chevalier the Lorraine) I think this is more evidence of the Puritan-Feminist-Tory censorship going on over there.

Are you a fan of the series? Do you agree with the decision?

https://www.express.co.uk/showbiz/tv-radio/944638/Versailles-BBC-drama-axed-pornographic-scenes-sex-nudity
There are Tory feminists? This puritanism isn't arising from conservatives.
 

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It's official. P.ie will blame feminism - whatever that may mean to p.ie - for anything and everything.
 

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It cost over 20 million to make, was poorly reviewed and was watched by just 1 million after the ratings halved from the first show. The reasons why people stopped watching aren’t really relevant, you cancel that show.
 
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Versailles Series 3 will be the last in the series on BBC following complaints about an orgy in Series 2 and full-frontal nudity.

As a fan of the series (particularly the LGBT characters Philippe and the Chevalier the Lorraine) I think this is more evidence of the Puritan-Feminist-Tory censorship going on over there.

Are you a fan of the series? Do you agree with the decision?

https://www.express.co.uk/showbiz/tv-radio/944638/Versailles-BBC-drama-axed-pornographic-scenes-sex-nudity
It was cancelled because it was sh1t and feminists didn't like it
 

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Was/am a fan. Intrigued by the sympathetic portrayal of Louis XIV.
Nudity etc - thought it pretty tame ( missed that particular episode).
Violence/cruelty- even tamer, but modern audiences aren't going to willingly watch torture; these days a very secret activity.
Plotline- going around in circles. Louis had a very dramatic life- but you wouldn't know it from this series.
There is a new prudery abroad, and feminist-types are well to the fore fostering a chill-factor for those of the sisterhood who have 'catered for the male gaze'.
 

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It was cancelled because it was sh1t and feminists didn't like it
I agree feminists didnt like it (the usual guff about "objectification" as if only men do that) but I liked Series 2 a lot especially the portrayal of the fall of Madame the Montespan.

Versailles: French media mocks British outrage over new BBC drama (2016 article) - The Independent

The Independent said:
....French media are delighted at the reaction from certain "conservative Brits", suggesting that they are "grinding their teeth" at… well, all the grinding, that takes place in the period drama.

Le Figaro mocked the Daily Mail for its outraged coverage of the new series, writing: "It’s a porno broadcast in prime time. Oh my!" while Le Huffpost said that it was a "porno for conservative Brits"....
 

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So...it has all gone "tits" up, right ???
 

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Was/am a fan. Intrigued by the sympathetic portrayal of Louis XIV.
Nudity etc - thought it pretty tame ( missed that particular episode).
Violence/cruelty- even tamer, but modern audiences aren't going to willingly watch torture; these days a very secret activity.
Plotline- going around in circles. Louis had a very dramatic life- but you wouldn't know it from this series.
There is a new prudery abroad, and feminist-types are well to the fore fostering a chill-factor for those of the sisterhood who have 'catered for the male gaze'.
A "new purity abroad"? Jesus, can you name a time when access to free porn has ever been so easy?

Indeed, there is to be a public debate soon on the issue soon when that august organisation - Joy in Purity - will take on the Truth in Tolerance Society. That's when the JIP will be all over the T1TS.
 

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We also see the prudery even in British adult channels where they cover up the genitalia like the men are castrated or something.
 

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Oddly enough, the real life porn scenes in Versailles was one of the reasons why the upper aristocracy in France became so discreditted that a few years later they were all losing their heads in Place d'Etoile.
 

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Oddly enough, the real life porn scenes in Versailles was one of the reasons why the upper aristocracy in France became so discreditted that a few years later they were all losing their heads in Place d'Etoile.
Place d'Etoile?
 

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We also see the prudery even in British adult channels where they cover up the genitalia like the men are castrated or something.
Indeed. British based sources cannot show an erection.

Are your sources restricted to British ones?
 

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Was that not where the guilotine was mounted for murdering aristocrats from the court in Versailles ?
The executions in Paris happened at the Place de la Revolution (now Place de la Concorde) during the Terror (1792-4). There used to be a statue of Louis XV there.

On your claim they were executed for being promiscuous, in fact while its true that one of the charges at Marie Antoinette's trial was organising orgies at Versailles (which is not true in her case), the 1791 criminal code abolished all religious-based crimes, which effectively removed consensual adult sex from the criminal code. The revolutionaries werent exactly monks themselves - Danton was quickly re-married after his first wife died and Paul Barras had many mistresses including Josephine de Beauharnais (future wife of Napoleon).
 


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