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Normal People producers demand sex scene compilation is taken off Pornhub

The BBC show’s producers said the 22-minute video is ‘deeply disrespectful’ to the actors and creative team

The producers of the BBC’s Normal People have issued a takedown request to Pornhub after a compilation of the show’s sex scenes surfaced on the adult site.

The 22-minute compilation video was allegedly posted on Pornhub last week, but has since been removed. The full video is still circulating on other sites, however.

Ed Guiney, executive producer of Normal People, told Variety: “We’re hugely disappointed that excerpts from the series of Normal People have been used in this way. It’s both a violation of copyright and more importantly, it’s deeply disrespectful to the actors involved and to the wider creative team.”

He added: “We have taken appropriate steps to require that the content be removed from the platform with immediate effect.”

Corey Price, vice president of Pornhub, told Variety: “Pornhub is fully compliant with the law. We respect all copyright requests and as soon as we become aware of the existence of these types of videos on our site, we have them removed.”

Normal People has quickly become known as the horniest show on TV, characterised by its candid depictions of sex and focus on both female and male pleasure and desire. We spoke to the show’s intimacy coordinator Ita O’Brien about the process of choreographing the sex scenes, how they’re used to build a character’s storyline, and the importance of building a safe environment on and off camera.

You can also read our interview with the series’ stars, Daisy Edgar-Jones and Paul Mescal, here.