Secret Diary of a Call Girl S01E06 (ITV)

Billie Piper stars as Belle de Jour, a call girl from London. This show is based on the blog of Belle de Jour. She has written two books about her life and had been a contributing writer of the Telegraph until 2006. ITV has ordered a total of 8 episodes of this show.

Belle runs into some trouble with a John. She is mad at Stephanie for setting it up late one night. On top of that, Belle’s clients are drying up because of a bad online review. Ben tells her to try and look how normal people live their lives. It’s not for Belle.

Ben is starting to deal with the fact that Hannah is a hooker. It’s not a glamorous job, but Belle portrays it as much. They don’t show the ugly bits, but it can get dangerous quickly. This episode was interesting. I wonder how the series will end.

Warning: Spoilers ahead.

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The whores in Stephanie’s roster are looking over the reviews on their performances online. Belle sees that hers isn’t good and the other prostitutes find that funny. Stephanie looks concerned. Belle tries to dismiss it.

She gets a call from Stephanie at midnight for an in-call sex visit. Work has been a bit slow since her dim review on the whore review site. Lewis doesn’t want her to call the agency. Lewis is bossy and an asshole. He doesn’t want to leave. She makes him leave the only way she can, by insisting.

She goes to meet Ben, who is talking about napkins at his wedding. She gets a call from Stephanie, which infuriates her. She thinks about the first time she met Stephanie. Stephanie takes 40% of her take. Ben tells her to take a break and to see how normal people live.

Hannah is observing people at the park. She isn’t convinced that a normal lifestyle is for her. Ben is busy and doesn’t have time for Hannah. Jackie, Hannah’s sister, is busy as well. She hits on a guy in a wedding store and sleeps with him. He doesn’t want to leave. He goes through her stuff in her bathroom. It’s obvious that something is going on. He thinks that she is a masseuse.

She calls Ben and he comes over. He poses as her fiancée. Ben makes a pass at the guy and he leaves almost immediately. She tells Ben that she misses her job and that she wants to get back to it.

Stephanie calls Belle to tell her that her phone has been ringing off the hook for clients for Belle. She tells Stephanie that if she ever sends someone over like the last time, she will leave her agency. She will also tell all the girls what Stephanie has done. Ben wrote the great review on Belle.

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