Wentworth Prison Series 1 Review “The Velvet Curtain”

This week’s Wentworth was all about sex. It was so brazenly about sex that I wonder how they actually got anything else done, but I guess that’s the beauty of the show. Though still in keeping with the tradition of following one character each week, episode five deviates slightly by focusing on the sexual awakening of Warden Erica. Flashbacks are used sparingly so as to focus on her current relationship with Franky in the prison.

We begin with a saucy sex dream interspersed with clips from a previous encounter she had had in a bondage club, before discovering that Erica is actually in bed with a man. The man, we later discover, is her fiancé of five years, and Franky’s constant advances at work mean that their sex life is starting to become a little unsatisfying. This isn’t just an episode about sex, it’s about women and sex, and that’s fairly unexplored ground when it comes to US and UK primetime television. Leave it to the Aussies, eh?




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