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Bubonic plague triggers wine-soaked sex

Bubonic plague triggers wine-soaked sex

The deadliest pandemic in history has embroiled a naughty group of nobles in medieval Italy in a sex trip to the countryside, as revealed in the official trailer for Netflix’s The Decameron.

“I was having sinful thoughts,” says Lou Gala, who plays Neifile, a God-fearing and very sexual young guest at a country villa during the Black Death pandemic, at one point in the trailer for the series. (Remember, Love Island(which also involves people breaking into a villa to tempt them, but the action takes place in the hills of Tuscany in 1348.)

In this soap opera from creator/showrunner Kathleen Jordan and producer Jenji Kohan, the social rules of the nobility and their servants gradually weaken as a wine-soaked sex frenzy ensues. Then people start dying, but more from an orgy of riches and wine where everyone is fighting to survive.

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Inspired by Giovanni Boccaccio’s 14th century literary tale The DecameronThe Netflix eight-part series starts on July 25th. Boccaccio’s story was already used as a plot line for a 1971 film by director Pier Paolo Pasolini, so the dramedy has a lascivious origin.

“The plague has cast a strange spell on us all,” emphasizes one party guest in the trailer.

The Decameron also with Tony Hale, Zosia Mamet, Tanya Reynolds, Amar Chadha-Patel, Leila Farzad, Karan Gill, Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Douggie McMeekin and Jessica Plummer as Filomena, a spoiled eccentric and the last surviving child of her noble family.

Jordan is executive producer with Orange is the new black Creator Kohan, Blake McCormick and Tara Herrmann of Tilted Productions and Michael Uppendahl, who will direct four of the eight episodes.