Versailles, BBC Two's raunchy 10-part French drama about the court of King Louis XIV, features British actor George Blagden in the key role of the Sun King and Welsh actor Alexander Vlahos as the King's younger gay brother Philippe.
The drama centres around romantic interludes, political intrigue and brutal thirst for power as Louis attempts to keep his troublesome courtiers under his control in Versailles.
French critics were not pleased about a drama depicting their own history being produced in English. But British viewers couldn't get over all the sex - gay and straight. Many took to Twitter to express their thoughts.
Versailles is sex-sex-sex
Bloody hell, 25 mins into #Versailles and we've had 2 straight and 2 gay sex scenes, murder, and a dwarf up the Queens skirt. My eyes ?
-- Jane (@JaneSprake) June 1, 2016
2 sex scenes inside the first 5 minutes. Bit risqué from the BBC so far! #Versailles
-- Sam Sherratt (@samsherratt) June 1, 2016
-- Juan Diego (@JDWaldorf) June 1, 2016
Might need to start a sex scene count for #Versailles. Can it, WILL IT surpass GoT or Outlander? :O
-- Erin Tilley (@rinnywee) June 1, 2016
Lmao 25 minutes into #Versailles and there's been 4 sex scenes what is this
-- lucy (@lvcybarratt) June 1, 2016
never thought about squeezing an orange whilst having sex. will give it a try thanks for the tip #Versailles
-- Rosie Colvin (@rosiecolvin) June 1, 2016
Love that we're only about 7 mins in and theres been sex, bloobs and a gay bj! Haha #Versailles
-- Max (@FootboiMax1) June 1, 2016
You know you're getting old when the wallcoverings excite you more than the sex. #Versailles
-- Hel-IN (@Harryb22) June 1, 2016
"Do not judge a man by his words but by his actions" *starts having sex*