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Is it me, or does it seem like Netflix has more NSFW content than ever?

Updated 2 months ago
Published Sep 28th, 2022 6:29PM EDT
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To a certain extent, Netflix has been heading in this direction for a while now — that is, walking right up to the line and, in many subscribers’ eyes, stepping over the demarcation between mainstream content and inappropriately provocative and titillating material. There was the Cuties scandal from two years ago, for example, wherein a Netflix movie was accused of sexualizing children, plus other examples like the new and extremely lurid film Blonde. And, now, the streamer that’s also flirted with flat-out porn-like content on multiple occasions in the past is moving forward with a TV show about a porn star.

Netflix’s new porn star series

The new series Supersex has started shooting in Rome and dramatizes the story of Italian porn star Rocco Siffredi (shown above), who has more than 1,500 adult titles in his filmography. It comes as the streamer’s massive global subscriber base is growing more accustomed to seeing frank and uninhibited depictions of sec on the platform.

Supersex is the story of a man who takes seven episodes and 350 minutes to say ‘I love you,’ to accept that the demon in his body is compatible with love,” screenwriter Francesca Manieri said about the porn star series, in a statement released to the media. “To do this, he must expose the only part of him that we have never seen: His soul.”

Supersex talks about our present, Supersex talks about us. What does it mean to be a male? Are we still able to reconcile sexuality and affectivity? These are the questions that, like a kaleidoscope, open up before us as we immerse ourselves in his incredible life until we lose our breath.”

For good measure, there’s also a documentary about the adult film star titled Rocco that’s also available to stream on Netflix.

Other boundary-pushing Netflix content

Meanwhile, we’ve gone into detail in a separate post that reviews the new Marilyn Monroe Netflix movie Blonde, including all of the graphic content that viewers are in store for if they choose to watch it. Besides that, though, there are plenty of other examples we can point to — one of the most obvious being the 3-film 365 Days Netflix movie franchise.

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A scene from the Netflix movie “365 Days: This Day.” Image source: Karolina Grabowska/Netflix

All three movies in the franchise are so bad, they each have a 0% score on Rotten Tomatoes. Part 3, titled The Next 365 Days, is another ridiculous boink-fest — and the kind of film where the only things you find people tweeting about, for example, are the attractiveness of the cast, miscellaneous snark about all the wild adult action, and questions like (to no one in particular) “What did I just watch?”

Then again, if you want to be all things to all people and offer something for every kind of streaming taste, that presumably includes adult-oriented action, too, I guess.


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Andy Meek is a reporter who has covered media, entertainment, and culture for over 20 years. His work has appeared in outlets including The Guardian, Forbes, and The Financial Times, and he’s written for BGR since 2015. Andy's coverage includes technology and entertainment, and he has a particular interest in all things streaming. Over the years, he’s interviewed legendary figures in entertainment and tech that range from Stan Lee to John McAfee, Peter Thiel, and Reed Hastings.