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Netflix Viewers Horrified By Disturbing Pillow Scene In Steamy New Series

Obsession Pillow Scene: The viral moment in the Netflix show has left viewers horrified.
Credit: Netflix

Netflix viewers have been left horrified by a disturbing pillow scene in a new steamy series.

The streaming giant has a history of having some of the raunchiest films and shows available in its catalogue.

Content such as 365 Days, S**/Life and S** Education were all huge successes and massively discussed upon release.

But now there is a new show on Netflix that has people talking – with one scene in particular going viral.

Watch the trailer for the saucy series below…

Obsession, which dropped on Netflix in 2023, follows a surgeon called William (Richard Armitage) as he has an affair with his son’s fiancée Anna (Charlie Murphy).

The pair soon find themselves in a BDSM relationship and use a furniture-less flat as their meeting point.

BDSM is a s**xual preference which may involve physical restraints, the granting and relinquishing of control and sometimes the consensual infliction of pain.

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Anna tells William about ‘the rules’ – which is where she will control everything in the relationship, except when they are in the flat, where he will be the one who has full control.

However, the little fling soon becomes a dangerous obsession for the surgeon, who begins to follow his soon-to-be daughter-in-law’s every move.

The Netflix thriller is an adaptation of the erotic novel ‘Damage’, which was also made into a 1992 film starring Jeremy Irons and Juliette Binoche.

The four-part series is one of the most talked about shows at the moment due to its erotic scenes.

Obsession (2023)
Obsession is one of Netflix’s most sauciest series. Credit: Netflix

However, there is one scene involving a pillow that has everyone talking.

William follows Anna and his son Jay to Paris as the couple are enjoying a mini break away.

After the couple checks out of the hotel, the surgeon asks Anna to meet him outside – leading to the pair getting intimate in an alleyway.

Although, Anna is not impressed with him as he is breaking the rules she has laid out.

As she heads back to London with Jay, William checks into their room – which has since been cleaned.

He lays on the bed and starts sniffing the pillows which she would have slept on and then begins pleasuring himself.

Obsession (2023)
This pillow scene in Obsession has left some viewers disturbed. Credit: Netflix

This explicit scene has been widely discussed on social media.

One person says: “The pillow in Obsession is disgusting lol.”

Another viewer comments: “I’m absolutely howling what is he doing to that pillow, god this is tragic.”

“Settled down to watch my guy Richard Armitage in Obsession on Netflix only to see him f***ing a pillow,” someone else adds.

A disgusted viewer pens: “That pillow scene in Obsession on Netflix was exactly what I needed to turn my laptop off and never watch that f***ing show again. Nasty.”

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The racy nature of the show has forced Netflix to issue a warning for when all the intimate scenes take place.

In a post shared on its UK and Ireland Twitter account, the streaming service says: “If you’ve made the (questionable) decision to watch Obsession with your parents, these are the moments you’ll probably want to excuse yourself.”

The post then proceeds to put the exact times of when ‘stuff’ happens.

Obsession is now available to stream on Netflix. 

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Written by Rosario Monachino

Rosario is a former content editor at IGV who specialised in film, TV and entertainment news. He has a degree in English and Film from the University of Salford and a masters in Journalism from Liverpool John Moores University.