First Episode Of ‘Jessica Jones’ Takes Marvel In A Bold, New, Sexual Direction
First Episode Of 'Jessica Jones' Takes Marvel In A Bold, New, Sexual Direction
**SPOILERS AHEAD** Next month, “Jessica Jones” hits Netflix, and given the teasers so far, it seems like another pre-packaged program from Marvel, following a template they established to excellent success with “Daredevil.” It’s something a little grittier and more adult than their big screen fare, but palatable enough to still reach a wide, mainstream audience. However, it looks like for “Jessica Jones,” they are pushing the envelope a little further, and stepping into the kind of territory that a comic book studio hasn’t ventured into yet in any real way: sex.
Vulture was on hand at New York Comic Con where fans were treated to a surprise screening of the first episode of the show, and it was a whole lot hotter under the collar than folks were expecting. To put it bluntly, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage get it on. Here’s how the site described the scene:
In a sequence lifted more or less directly from the comics series Jessica Jones is based on, a depressed Jessica finds Luke at the bar he runs and confidently hits on him. He’s coy at first, accusing her of flirting with him, but Jessica says she doesn’t flirt: she just gets what she wants. “What do you want?” Luke asks.
Smash cut to Luke on top of Jessica in his bed, going at it with a sexual fury unlike anything Marvel (or DC, for that matter) has even come close to putting on screen. She eggs him on, and when he warns her that she might not be able to take it, she insists she can. At that point, he flips her over and starts taking her from behind while the camera focuses on her impassioned face. It’s a scene where Jessica is in total control of her sexuality. Whatever her reason may be for banging Luke, she’s doing it on her terms. It’s the way real-life grown-ups have sex, not the way neutered TV superheroes do. The audience at Comic Con seemed to simultaneously clutch its pearls and lean forward in titillated fascination.
Well, that’s certainly unlike anything Marvel has done before and suggests they are willing to toy with expectations. And that’s not all. The episode also features what seems to be Marvel’s first openly gay character, Jeri Hogarth, played by Carrie-Anne Moss.
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So, prepare for not just a new show, but a whole new approach by Marvel with “Jessica Jones” when it arrives on Netflix on November 20th.