Furious Netflix Fans Threaten To ‘Cancel Subscription’ Over ‘Sickening’ New Drama

Netflix fans are threatening to cancel their subscriptions over a controversial new X-rated drama starring Alessandro Borghi.
Credit: Netflix

Netflix is under fire and being asked to remove a controversial series from its platform by users.

Fans of the streaming giant are threatening to cancel their subscriptions over a ‘sickening’ new TV drama that’s airing now.

The X-rated show, based on the life of an adult star, has proved to be highly controversial.

And now, it seems fans are leaving Netflix because of it.

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A clip of the divisive show was shared, then quickly deleted, on Netflix’s official Instagram account.

But the clip was quick to garner a lot of negative feedback from fans.

One writes: “Now we have p*** on Netflix as well? Cancelling the account while we speak, my kids can’t see this.”

Another agrees: “Isn’t this inappropriate for a platform where KIDS FOLLOW YOU?!”

A third adds: “Are we just making p*** mainstream now? It’s pretty sickening that there is no warning on explicit content like this.

“Yet women who post a picture breastfeeding are flagged. This should be a separate category on Netflix if you want to put stuff like this out.”

Netflix’s new drama is generating a fierce debate due to its X-rated nature. Credit: Netflix

“I’m not sure I like the direction Netflix is going,” a further concerned fan opines.

Another person questions: “What’s going on with Netflix? Bring back the good stuff!”

Somebody else pens: “It’s really sad that this is accepted in modern culture. The hyper-s**ualisation of our society and generation is depressing and degrading to the value of both genders.”

The platform describes the show as ‘the story of how Rocco Siffredi escaped a humble life and emerged as the world’s greatest p*** star’. It is inspired by true events.

IMDb adds in its official synopsis for the show: “Siffredi’s family, his origins, his relationship and the context that led him to embark on his path in p****graphy and accept that the demon in his body is compatible with love.”

People are threatening to cancel their Netflix subscriptions because of the show. Credit: Netflix

The seven-part series, called Supers**, stars Alessandro Borghi as Siffredi, who starred in more than 1,500 X-rated films.

Francesca Manieri, the filmmaker behind the series, tells The Independent: “My goal was to put men in front of themselves.

“This is what we call the phallocentric system, the system in which the d*** is the centrum of the thought before everything.

“So what can you do right now, 2024, to understand the relationship between men and women? And how can men put themselves in front of the image of their symbolic d*** and try to deconstruct all of this?”

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In spite of the controversy, the film has generated some positive reviews from critics.

Rohan Naahar writes for the Indian Times: “Borghi is endlessly watchable, even when the show threatens to fly off the rails. He gives Siffredi, who could’ve very easily come across as a detestable man, a sense of vulnerability.

“It also helps that the character – at least the version of him created for the show – is always the first to point out his flaws. Self-awareness goes a long way in earning the audience’s sympathies because there is no bigger turn-off than watching a loose cannon fire away, without having any sense of the damage they’re causing.”

Aramide Tinubu echoes in Variety: “Supers** isn’t just an examination of one man’s life and career but a look at the lives people create, however unconventional, when they dare to move through the world as their most authentic selves.”

Watch the trailer for the controversial new show here…

Supers** is available to stream on Netflix now.

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Written by Annie Walton Doyle

Annie Walton Doyle is a content editor at IGV who specialises in trending, lifestyle and entertainment news. She graduated from Goldsmiths, University of London, with a degree in English Literature. Annie has previously worked with organisations such as The Huffington Post, The Guardian, The Telegraph, Harvard University, the Pulitzer Prize and 22 Words.