First, I wanted to address the whole rape controversy from episode 7. I admit that I didn’t do so in my post about the episode, I guess because I’ve just gotten so immune to the whole “I am forcing you to have sex, but you quickly succumb” thing in historical fiction (and I’ve been more focused on costumey things in my posts). I mean, I think it’s totally wrong and perpetuates seriously messed-up ideas about consent and sexuality, but it also seems relatively par for the course. So I’m actually impressed that there was a lot of complaints about the scene in the U.K. Apparently the U.S. version was edited, and I haven’t seen it (I’ve been watching the British version) — can anyone say how it compares?
Anyway, I mostly wanted to acknowledge it, agree that it is fucked up, and give you readers a chance to weigh in. For more of Frock Flicks’ thoughts the topic, listen to our most recent Patreon podcast (from November 19, 2016) where Sarah and Trystan discuss it at length (not a patron? Support us on Patreon and get access to exclusive podcasts!).
Episode 10 of Poldark, Season 2
Poldark Season 3 Teaser Trailer
And now, let’s look at the short teaser for next season!
What did you think of the rape scene? How about the costumes in the last episode? And what do you think of the sneak peak of season 3?