“Bridgerton” Sex Scenes Boost Four-Poster Bed Sales
“Bridgerton” premiered on Christmas Day on Netflix and it’s been the talk of the town ever since. The popular romantic period drama is known for its impressive costumes and inclusive casting, but it’s the steamy sex scenes that many viewers are tuning in for. And according to Lizzy Talbot, the intimacy coordinator behind those sex scenes, the sale of four-poster beds “has rocketed in England in the past month” because of the show.
Set in England’s Regency era, “Bridgerton” features some pretty erotic scenes, many of them between the characters Daphne Bridgerton and Simon Basset on a four-poster bed. The show was filmed in real country homes in England and the staff of the homes were on hand to make sure the cast and crew followed strict rules while filming to keep the antique furniture safe. Talbot says the staff was particularly concerned about the sex scenes filmed on the original four-poster beds and they wanted to ensure the beds didn’t get moved around too much.
And now it seems people want one of these fancy furniture pieces with a vertical column in each corner in their own bedrooms. Argos, a retailer in the U.K., reports an 112% increase in searches for it’s four-poster beds and they say sales have increased by as much as 300%. They credit the boost in sales to the series because customers have requested “the Bridgerton look.” And John Lewis, a U.K. department store, says its four-poster beds sold out not long after the show debuted.