The Secret Diary Of A Call Girl S02E02 (ITV)

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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.

This is the second show of the second season of the ITV show. In the last season finale, Belle had to decide between a super elite group of whores or being an independent escort. She tries out the first part and finds that it isn’t for her. Belle is still an independent escort and meets Bambi, a girl wanting to become one. Things go wrong when a freelance journalist followed her around after she refused to spill the beans on one of her famous clients. Belle thinks that she’s about to be outed.

Unlike what I initially expected, this show isn’t really about the world of prostitution. It almost idealizes what happens to sex-workers. I still find that the show doesn’t get into enough details about the life of a prostitute. It just skims the surface. Other shows like Californication and Weeds are able to delve deeper into issues while maintaining the same half hour format. Why didn’t Secret Diary?

If you keep in mind that this show is nothing more than a light dramedy, then you’ll be satisfied. Don’t expect it to tackle any earth-shattering issues. All in all, the show was OK, nothing more, nothing less. Other than that, Billie Piper is looking hot as usual.

Warning: Spoilers ahead.

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Belle is thinking about getting bigger boobs. She goes to see a plastic surgeon. There is a gratuitous shot of Billie Piper’s boobs. They tell her that her boobs are long-ish, this could be changed with the surgery. She knows the surgeon. He’s one of her clients. He wants another appointment with her.

Belle meets Bambi in the park. She runs up to Belle. She introduces Bambi to Stephanie at her old agency. Bambi wants Belle to stay. Bambi wants to be independent like Belle. Belle gets a call from Alex. She ignores the call. Bambi encourages Belle to call Alex back. She replies to an email from Belle’s site. She steals another one of her potential clients.

Belle gets ready for her appointment with the surgeon. He can’t get off. He says that she’s got lovely normal boobs. He’s tired of the anal bleachings and the vaginoplasties. He selected her because she hasn’t had any work done. He likes her normalcy.

David says that the last time he called, Bambi answered and came round. He’d prefer seeing her than Bambi. She loses her temper and calls Bambi. She’s late for her date with Alex. She looks hot. She’s showing off a nice shoulder. Hannah says that she goes to the shops in her PJs. She says that she is a nighttime legal secretary. She confides that she was thinking about getting a boob job.

She gets a call from Bambi in a panic. Harry is getting weird on her. She’s at the Blakely. She goes to see her. It turns out that Harry tried to dupe her with fake money. She sees that Bambi has a scar on her arm. She takes her home to her place. Hannah looks at her boobs in the mirror. She’s decided not to have surgery.

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