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On Set, Intimacy Coordinators Finally Ease Long-Simmering Discomfort

It’s a relatively new job for film and TV that’s part choreographer, part advocate.

The sex scenes between the Duke and Daphne on Netflix’s regency romance Bridgerton, and those between Daemon Targaryen and Mysaria on HBO’s House of the Dragon, have one thing in common: They were filmed with the use of an intimacy coordinator.

The job is new to TV and film sets and only started gaining prominence as the entertainment industry made changes to prioritize safety and mental health on set following the rise of #MeToo movement in 2017.