GENTLEMAN Jack viewers have all had the same complaint about the show which tells the story of one of the first recorded lesbian marriages.
The BBC drama sees Suranne Jones play Anne Lister, whose real life diaries have been used to create the show.
Gentleman Jack is set in 1832 in West Yorkshire and follows Anne’s romance with Ann Walker, with the couple making history as the first lesbian marriage to be recorded.
While the show has been praised for its portrayal of the same-sex couple and even helped people understand their own sexuality, viewers have started noticing an increase in attention given to straight couples.
Fans have complained the love story between the two Annes has become overshadowed by too much heterosexual sex.
The scene in question during the most recent episode of the BBC drama saw Anne and Ann catch footman Matthew (Leo Flanagan) and Eugenie (Albane Courtois) getting sexy on the estate’s ground.
The French servant later tells Anne she plans to marry her lover so she can stay at Shibden Hall.
“I’m trying to keep my cool, but can they just stop it with men’s asses and straight sex in #gentlemanjack?” complained one viewer on Twitter.
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Un altro ha aggiunto: “If I have to see ANYMORE HET [heterosexual] SEX I SWEAR TO GOD!!!!”
Un terzo ha scritto: “not gentleman jack scarring me yet again with those sex scenes.”
And a fourth said: “Straight sex again on the lesbian show.”
A new documentary has revealed how Gentleman Jack’s influence goes way beyond a mere TV show.
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Gentleman Jack Changed My Life tells how the show’s central character Anne Lister encouraged the women to grab life with both hands.
molto impegnato e lascerò che questi ragazzi ti spieghino perché…”, Suranne says: “She’s a visual reference to their friends, their parents, to say, ‘Look at this amazing woman’. They go, ‘That’s how I feel. It’s OK to explore my gender in that way. It’s OK to explore my sexuality in that way’.”
Sophie Rundle, who plays Lister’s “wife” Ann Walker, aggiunge: “I’ve had so many letters from people saying, ‘I watched the show and was able to confront who I am and be comfortable with it’.”
The documentary features women of all ages from around the globe who watched Gentleman Jack’s central romance unfold across two seasons.
The drama’s take on the real-life Anne, who blazed a trail across Georgian-era Halifax, inspired many viewers to begin a whole new chapter in their lives.
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That includes fans who have recently realised they are attracted to their own sex and have decided to come out to loved ones.
Among the contributors is a 63-year-old Mormon woman who, after watching the drama, told her two grown-up children she was a lesbian.