Among its many strengths, Bridgerton is successful because it delivers exactly what it promises. Then they have lots of sex. Unlike a more straitlaced period show where two people never get farther than a tongueless kiss, the writers, actors, and directors of Bridgerton had to figure out the precise mechanics of how the sex was going to work. When I spoke to her over the holidays, Talbot told me about the many misconceptions about her job and the delicacy of portraying Regency-era consent in a fantasy for modern viewers. Could you pick one scene from Bridgerton and talk through what the challenges are as an intimacy coordinator?
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The triumph of those steamy sex scenes, however, has been hugely reliant on a behind-the-scenes crew member: the intimacy coordinator. We choreograph the scene and block it, in a private rehearsal. The actors discuss with each other where they are comfortable being touched, and how. Then I pass on the riders to the script supervisors, who ensure that information is passed on to the editing team.
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After working with actors on movement workshops, she noted that many of them felt vulnerable, unsure and compromised while filming sex scenes. After working on her own project exploring the dynamic of sexual abuse, titled Does my sex offend you? This will give you a professional structure in order to do intimate content in a professional way. Then, it becomes like a job.
Phoebe Dynevor, Kate Winslet, Emilia Clarke and more describe what really happens when you pretend to have sex surrounded by bright lights and a crowd of crew members. And I can't believe really how new this all is, because it just changed the game. We'd blocked it all so specifically. I knew exactly where his hand was going to go at what point.