Normal People bosses issue takedown notice to Pornhub after sex scene compilation surfaces online

Normal People bosses have issued a takedown notice to x-rated site Pornhub after a video complication of sex scenes from the show surfaced on the website.

A user of the website shared a selection of racy scenes from the 12-part series and merged them into a 22-minute compilation of the show’s most intimate moments.

According to Variety, the video was shared on the adult website last week and has since been taken down after the removal request was issued.

Removal: Normal People bosses have issued a takedown notice to x-rated site Pornhub after a video complication of sex scenes from the show surfaced on the website

The show, which is produced by Element Pictures and aired on the BBC and Hulu, has received praise for its honest and relatable sex scenes.

 Normal People aired on BBC, Hulu and on Stan in Australia. 

The story follows well-heeled Marianne Sheridan’s [Daisy Edgar-Jones] complex on and off relationship with working-class love interest Connell Waldron [Paul Mescal].

Executive producer of the series Ed Guiney told the website: ‘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.’

Guiney added: ‘We have taken appropriate steps to require that the content be removed from the platform with immediate effect.’

Compilation: A user of the website shared a selection of racy scenes from the 12-part series and merged them into a 22-minute compilation of the show's most intimate moments

Compilation: A user of the website shared a selection of racy scenes from the 12-part series and merged them into a 22-minute compilation of the show’s most intimate moments

However Vice President of Pornhub Corey Price insisted that the video has since been removed from the website in accordance with the request.

He told the news outlet: ‘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.

Due to the growth of internet sharing sites the distribution of sex scenes online has become a mounting problem for television programmes.  

Producers regularly send out takedown letters to video-sharing sites after anti-piracy companies site the internet for any trace of copyright infringement.

Issued: According to Variety , the video was shared on the adult website last week and has since been taken down after the removal request was issued

Issued: According to Variety , the video was shared on the adult website last week and has since been taken down after the removal request was issued

Although well-known sites will usually takedown the video without any fuss, some illegal sites will not comply with requests and it becomes costly for TV companies to take legal action. 

BBC drama Normal People has become the network’s sauciest show, thanks to its eye-watering number of sex scenes.

The corporation’s past shows Versailles and Wanderlust held the record for being the raunchiest series to date, until the current hit show landed on TV screens.

Normal People – which is shown on BBC Three – features over 41 minutes of amorous action across its episodes.

Overtook: The corporation's past shows Versailles [pictured] and Wanderlust held the record for being the raunchiest series to date

Wander-lusty: Wanderlust is now not the sauciest BBC show thanks to Normal People

Overtook: The corporation’s past shows [L-R] Versailles and Wanderlust held the record for being the raunchiest series to date, until the current hit show landed on TV screens

Calculated by The Sun, the publication categorises these scenes as ‘sex, kissing or foreplay’, claiming that 12 percent of the show features these. 

The second episode of the show alone features 11 minutes of sex between stars Daisy and Paul. The series has been downloaded over 23 million times.

A source said: ‘The writers wanted to stay true to the book and that featured a lot of sex. They didn’t want to portray it gratuitously though, and an intimacy coach was used to ensure the cast were happy at all times.

Love: The story follows well-heeled Marianne Sheridan's [Daisy Edgar-Jones] complex on and off relationship with working-class love interest Connell Waldron [Paul Mescal]

Love: The story follows well-heeled Marianne Sheridan’s [Daisy Edgar-Jones] complex on and off relationship with working-class love interest Connell Waldron [Paul Mescal]

‘But there’s no denying there’s a lot of nakedness and lots of sex — it’s probably not one to watch with the parents!’ 

While Paul’s character saw plenty of action on the show, the actor himself has revealed he is still single and not dating during lockdown.     

‘I stopped using [apps] weeks before [lockdown]… because I didn’t like it anyway,’ Paul, 24, said (via Cosmopolitan). ‘To be honest I’m really looking forward to dating.’

‘I’m trying not to think of it being weird because… look we’ve been in lockdown for months. I’ve had no kind of opportunity to be like meeting somebody new or being remotely intimate with anybody,’ Paul said about getting back on the dating scene in the future. 

‘I think we’re at the point where I want to get married and settle down. But you know that kind of hysterical thing where if lockdown ever happens again, I’m making sure that I’m married. But yeah, I am looking forward to dating,’ he said. 

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