ABC Murders viewers are left shocked as they deem kinky sex scene ‘too gruesome’

ABC Murders viewers are left shocked as they deem kinky sex scene ‘too gruesome’

A number of fans of the BBC's new Poirot adaptation, The ABC Murders, have been left decidedly shocked after watching a kinky S&M sex scene on the

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A number of fans of the BBC’s new Poirot adaptation, The ABC Murders, have been left decidedly shocked after watching a kinky S&M sex scene on the show.

In one eyebrow-raising moment on Thursday night, Thora Grey, played by Freya Mavor, was seen walking her stiletto heels into open wounds on Cust’s (Eamon Farren) back, prompting many viewers to take to Twitter to express their shock.

‘I had to cover my eyes at the heels on back scene,’ wrote one viewer after the episode. ‘This remake is taking Poirot to a level that’s a bit too gruesome for me.

Shocking scene: A number of fans of The ABC Murders were left decidedly shocked after watching a kinky S&M sex scene on the show on Thursday night

Shocking scene: A number of fans of The ABC Murders were left decidedly shocked after watching a kinky S&M sex scene on the show on Thursday night

Shocking scene: A number of fans of The ABC Murders were left decidedly shocked after watching a kinky S&M sex scene on the show on Thursday night

‘Quality dark and grimy television #ABCMurders,’ commented another, before adding: ‘Nearly did a little sick at the heels on the back scene though.’

A third fans of the show admitted: ‘My mum on #ABCMurders: Why did you choose this, Tiffany?! Honestly. How was I meant to know an Agatha Christie adaptation would have a weird sadomasochist scene with heels?’

The recently unveiled show, which features American actor John Malkovich as iconic detective Poirot, also received praise from fans for its unexpectedly dark new turn.

Heels: In one eyebrow-raising moment on Thursday night, Thora Grey, played by Freya Mavor, was seen walking her stiletto heels into open wounds on Cust's (Eamon Farren) back

Heels: In one eyebrow-raising moment on Thursday night, Thora Grey, played by Freya Mavor, was seen walking her stiletto heels into open wounds on Cust's (Eamon Farren) back

Heels: In one eyebrow-raising moment on Thursday night, Thora Grey, played by Freya Mavor, was seen walking her stiletto heels into open wounds on Cust’s (Eamon Farren) back

Very shocked: The moment prompted many viewers to take to Twitter to express their shock

Very shocked: The moment prompted many viewers to take to Twitter to express their shock

Very shocked: The moment prompted many viewers to take to Twitter to express their shock

‘There are so many more layers to this Hercule Poirot chap, he’s not just a silly moustache and a funny accent,’ surmised one viewer. ‘He has a past, demons, depth… I have forgotten David Suchet, John Malkovich is Hercule Poirot.’ 

Stated another: ‘I’m loving #ABCMurders … I’ve never watched the Suchet ones so this is all new to me. Folks do seem hot under the collar about it though.’  

Based on Agatha Christie’s novel of the same name, the Christmas special is set in 1933 but in one scene, prostitute Lily Marbury, played by Anya Chalotra, is seen singing Somewhere Over The Rainbow, which was released in 1939. 

According to the Daily Mirror, director Alex Gabassi admitted it was a harmless blunder and added Anya chose to sing the song herself.

New era: The scene helped usher in a new era for the normally less dark Agatha Christie tales

New era: The scene helped usher in a new era for the normally less dark Agatha Christie tales

New era: The scene helped usher in a new era for the normally less dark Agatha Christie tales

Glowing: While there were complaints, there were also glowing words for the new adaptation

Glowing: While there were complaints, there were also glowing words for the new adaptation

Glowing: While there were complaints, there were also glowing words for the new adaptation

She told the publication: ‘Anya chose to do that by herself and then it felt right. I tried to look for other songs but we couldn’t get the permission for them. This one we could.’ 

The story sees sleuth Hercule Poirot contend with a series of killings committed by an unknown murderer who goes by ‘A.B.C.’.

The special also features Harry Potter star Rupert Grint, Poldark’s Jack Farthing, Skins’ Freya Mavor and Broadchurch’s Andrew Buchan. 

TV: The ABC Murders special is set in 1933 but in one scene, prostitute Lily Marbury, played by Anya Chalotra, is seen singing Somewhere Over The Rainbow, which was released in 1939

TV: The ABC Murders special is set in 1933 but in one scene, prostitute Lily Marbury, played by Anya Chalotra, is seen singing Somewhere Over The Rainbow, which was released in 1939

TV: The ABC Murders special is set in 1933 but in one scene, prostitute Lily Marbury, played by Anya Chalotra, is seen singing Somewhere Over The Rainbow, which was released in 1939

Blunder: Director Alex Gabassi admitted it was a harmless blunder and added that actress Anya Chalotra (pictured in character) chose to sing the song herself

Blunder: Director Alex Gabassi admitted it was a harmless blunder and added that actress Anya Chalotra (pictured in character) chose to sing the song herself

Blunder: Director Alex Gabassi admitted it was a harmless blunder and added that actress Anya Chalotra (pictured in character) chose to sing the song herself

John Malkovich stars as the iconic detective but in a form quite different to what viewers of the previous Poirot mysteries will be used to.

The actor revealed the director wanted to take the character in a different direction, abandoning his famous French accent and distinctive dark moustache.

Speaking to Digital Spy, Alex said: ‘In the script, I never called him ‘Poirot’ – it was always ‘Hercule’ and there was a difference in my mind.’

She added that the ‘stripped back’ look ‘suited Hercule the way I’d written him, and the way John plays him.’

Co-stars: The recently unveiled series features John Malkovich as Hercule Poirot (left) and Kevin McNally as Japp (right)

Co-stars: The recently unveiled series features John Malkovich as Hercule Poirot (left) and Kevin McNally as Japp (right)

Co-stars: The recently unveiled series features John Malkovich as Hercule Poirot (left) and Kevin McNally as Japp (right)

Adaptation: The story sees sleuth Hercule Poirot contend with a series of killings committed by an unknown murderer who goes by 'A.B.C.'

Adaptation: The story sees sleuth Hercule Poirot contend with a series of killings committed by an unknown murderer who goes by 'A.B.C.'

Adaptation: The story sees sleuth Hercule Poirot contend with a series of killings committed by an unknown murderer who goes by ‘A.B.C.’

Airing over three consecutive nights, The ABC Murders kicked off on BBC1 on Boxing Day and is set to conclude on Friday evening.

The writer of the series is Sarah Phelps, who also penned the BBC adaptations of Christie’s other works, And Then There Were None, Ordeal By Innocence and The Witness For The Prosecution. 

The BBC’s synopsis reads: ‘It’s 1933, and an older and greyer Hercule Poirot receives letters threatening murder. When no-one listens to his appeals, the once great detective must take matters into his own hands.’

Portrayal: John Malcovich stars as the iconic detective but in a form quite different to what viewers of the previous Poirot mysteries will be used to

Portrayal: John Malcovich stars as the iconic detective but in a form quite different to what viewers of the previous Poirot mysteries will be used to

Portrayal: John Malcovich stars as the iconic detective but in a form quite different to what viewers of the previous Poirot mysteries will be used to

Premiere: Airing over three consecutive nights, The ABC Murders kicked off on BBC1 on Boxing Day and it set to conclude on Friday evening

Premiere: Airing over three consecutive nights, The ABC Murders kicked off on BBC1 on Boxing Day and it set to conclude on Friday evening

Premiere: Airing over three consecutive nights, The ABC Murders kicked off on BBC1 on Boxing Day and it set to conclude on Friday evening

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