TV sex scenes: An intimacy coordinator on Bridgerton and Everything I Know About Love spills the beans.

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TV sex scenes: The intimacy coordinator on Bridgerton and Everything I Know About Love spills the beans.

Enric Ortuo, who also worked on Ted Lasso and Ridley Road, says that the way sex is staged on screen has changed dramatically.

Erections are one of the natural hazards of Enric Ortuo’s job.

He works behind the scenes on productions as diverse as Regency period drama Bridgerton, Jason Sudeikis’ comedy Ted Lasso, and now the BBC adaptation of Dolly Alderton’s memoir Everything I Know About Love as an “intimacy co-ordinator” for film and television.

Mr Ortuo, who has lived in London for the past 12 years, claims that the sex scene has changed dramatically since he first started out.

“The most significant change has been in communication.

The most important thing I do is make sure that these discussions take place well before we arrive on set.

“The actors have signed papers acknowledging the nudity levels,” he explained.

Since the Harvey Weinstein scandal, in which the powerful Hollywood producer was accused of sexually abusing a number of actresses, the film industry has changed to provide more protection for actors.

It means that intimacy coaches like Mr. Ortuo, 38, are in high demand.

Despite the fact that actors are only pretending to be in the throes of passion, Mr Ortuo, who has worked on shows as diverse as the BBC’s Ridley Road and Netflix’s Sandman, believes their bodies may not get the message.

“Acting is a psychophysical process in which the brain influences the body and you are aware that you are portraying a character in your mind.”

Performers in a simulated sex scene may develop an erection.

“It’s a normal bodily reaction,” he explained.

“An actor will wear a modesty garment to hide or control their erection so that their scene partner isn’t aware of it.”

“Alternatively, we can take a five-minute break.”

Women’s periods, he said, were another factor that needed to be considered.

“Actors are unable to control their physicality.”

Long before filming begins, Mr Ortuo said, negotiations begin over what exactly can be done on set until a deal is reached on “intimacy riders” and “nudity riders.”

“Actors may have agreed to a certain level of nudity when they sign a contract.

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TV sex scenes: Intimacy co-ordinator on Bridgerton and Everything I Know About Love reveals screen secrets

BRIDGERTON (L to R) REG?-JEAN PAGE as SIMON BASSET and PHOEBE DYNEVOR as DAPHNE BRIDGERTON in episode 102 of BRIDGERTON Cr. LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX ? 2020 Bridgerton TV still NetflixRead More - Featured Image

TV sex scenes: Intimacy co-ordinator on Bridgerton and Everything I Know About Love reveals screen secrets

BRIDGERTON (L to R) REG?-JEAN PAGE as SIMON BASSET and PHOEBE DYNEVOR as DAPHNE BRIDGERTON in episode 102 of BRIDGERTON Cr. LIAM DANIEL/NETFLIX ? 2020 Bridgerton TV still NetflixRead More - Featured Image

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