Lenny Abrahamson predicts another Liveline sex scene debate over Conversations with Friends
In for a treat.
Conversations with Friends director Lenny Abrahamson predicts we might have another Liveline debate on RTÉ Radio 1 with some of the show's upcoming sex scenes.
Similar to the reaction to his last show Normal People, the latest adaption of Sally Rooney's novel Conversations with Friends is full of some, or a lot, of sex scenes.
When Normal People aired on RTÉ One in April 2020, it showed some very steamy scenes between Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones and some viewers were not pleased at all with what they saw.
But while some were not impressed, it made for some hilarious social media posts.
Causing uproar with Joe Duffy, callers phoned in to say watching young people have sex felt wrong and one even went as far as describing it as a "porno".
Loving the reaction it got, Joe Duffy thanked Sally Rooney but according to Lenny, it seems we could have a repeat of history.
The first two episodes of the series aired last night on RTE, and while they were fairly tame in regards to sex scenes, next week will be a lot different.
Speaking on Today FM, Lenny: “I would say perhaps not this week, but there are other weeks where I have said and joked recently that Joe might need to have his Ready Brek.”
Conversation with Friends premiered on RTÉ One on Wednesday night, starring Cork native Alison Oliver as Frances, British actor Joe Alwyn as Nick, Sex Education star Jemma Kirke as Melissa, and American actress Sasha Lane as Bobbi, as well as Tommy Tiernan as Frances' dad.