Gogglebox viewers in hysterics as Mary and Marina discuss raunchy sex scenes in Gentleman Jack


The OAPs struggled to understand lesbian sex in the period drama…

Gogglebox viewers were left in hysterics on Friday night as they watched OAPs Mary and Marina dissect a raunchy sex scene in the BBC period drama Gentleman Jack.

The pair were shown a scene in which Suranne Jones’ character Anne Lister – often described as the world’s “first modern lesbian” – is having sex with her on-screen lover.

But the scene perplexed Mary and Marina as they struggled to understand how lesbian sex works.

“What are they doing to each other then? Because I have never known what they actually did to each other,” Mary, 90, asked 83-year-old Marina.

“Nor me, I've never been in that situation myself,” Marina replied. “We've never lived, have we?" Mary quickly quipped back.

Some viewers at home found the pairs questions hilarious, with one tweeting: “Mary and Marina watching lesbian sex and saying they’ve never lived cause they’ve never been in that situation honestly 😂.”

Sophie Rundle and Suranne Jones in Gentleman Jack

Another said: “Mary and marina talking about lesbians is great damn.” While a third added: “Oh I bloody love #Gogglebox Mary & Marina talking about lesbians".

And a fourth said: “The two grandmas analyising this lesbian scene is utterly brilliant. ‘What are they doing?’ ‘I've never been in that situation’.”

Meanwhile, the BBC has already commissioned a second series of Gentleman Jack after its debut episode attracted an impressive 5.1million viewers.

On hearing the news that Gentleman Jack will be back, ex Coronation Street star Suranne said: “I’m so thrilled that I will be joining Sally Wainwright on the second part of Anne’s journey. We always dreamed there would be more and now we get to play it all out.

“A huge thank you to the BBC, HBO and Lookout Point for giving us our second series. It’s such amazing and positive news. I love working with the brilliant and talented Sophie Rundle [who plays Lister’s lover Ann Walker] and can’t wait to create some more Lister and Walker moments with her too.”

Jenni McKnight

Jenni McKnight is a beauty, lifestyle and entertainment journalist, currently US Lifestyle Editor for HELLO! Online. She has also written for HELLO! Magazine, GoodTo, CelebsNow, Daily Mirror and Yahoo!  Her first big break came when she interned on the Guilty Pleasures showbiz desk at Metro newspaper. She has since worked on the online lifestyle team at Woman & Home and Woman and was Senior Content Editor at CelebsNow.