Masturbation Scene on British TV Breaks Record
A British TV show, I Hate Suzie, starring Billie Piper, depicted a seven-minute and four-second masturbation scene, breaking the record for the longest solo sex moment to air on British television. Piper, the masturbator in question, joins the record-breaking ranks just two years after Toni Collette became the first start to depict a female orgasm on UK television on BBC One.
American audiences may recognize Billie Piper from Doctor Who. In I Hate Suzie, Piper, who also co-wrote the show, plays a former pop star turned actor who’s trying to turn her career around and has been cast as a Disney princess. That is until her nudes are leaked to the public. The show is a comedy-drama that follows the life of a woman in her 40s and beyond, something that is not often seen on television.
The scene itself aired in the fourth episode of the current season. While some expressed shock at the masturbation scene, most fans of the show appreciated the nuance and time spent on the scene. They saw it as an expression of pleasure as well as an exploration of the character’s self instead of gratuitous sex.