Amazon Prime joins Netflix in race to the bottom: Erotic thriller The Voyeurs leaves viewers reeling with VERY steamy scenes including threesomes and full frontal nudity – as fans claim it’s ‘Fifty Shades with a better story’
While Netflix has led the way in streaming X-rated dramas into our living rooms, Amazon Prime is getting in on the action with its own very racy offering that’s proving a hit with viewers.
The Voyeurs, which was released on the platform earlier this month, is a psychological thriller following a young couple who start watching their mysterious neighbours having sex.
But their life is soon thrown into turmoil when their peeping turns into an unhealthy obsession, with viewers eventually discovering they’re part of a sadistic experiment about the dangers of looking into other people’s lives.
The thriller features several full-blown sex scenes, oral sex, nudity, threesomes as well as various disturbing and gruesome scenes that viewers have described as ‘twisted’.
The Voyeurs, which was released on the platform earlier this month, is a psychological thriller following a young couple who start watching their mysterious neighbours having sex
The film has left many viewers hot under the collar with erotic sex scenes and ‘shaken’ by it’s unexpected ending, with some viewers calling it ‘Fifty Shades with a better storyline’.
The story begins with Pippa (Sydney Sweeney) and Thomas (Justice Smith) who move to a large apartment in Montreal and soon realise they can see directly into their neighbours’ flat from their window.
Their neighbours are Seb (Ben Hardy), an artistic photographer, and Julia (Natasha Liu Bordizzo), a former model – who routinely have racy sex in full view of their window.
On their first night the couple begin to watch as Seb performs oral sex on Julia, and while Thomas suspects the pair ‘wanted them to watch’ – Pippa insists they shouldn’t be looking.
The thriller features threesomes, several full-blown sex scenes, oral sex, nudity, as well as various disturbing and gruesome scenes that viewers have described as ‘twisted’
But after becoming captivated by the couple’s life from afar, Pippa soon buys binoculars so she and Thomas can start watching them more closely.
Soon, they see Seb photographing topless models and cheating on Julia with one of them.
Meanwhile, Pippa starts to pleasure her boyfriend while watching her neighbour in another full on sex scene.
Not content with just watching, the couple decide to sneak into Seb and Juliet’s Halloween party and bug their home, quickly hearing an argument between the couple about Seb’s alleged cheating.
When Juliet apologises to her boyfriend wearing sexy lingerie and he refuses to accept it because of their argument – Thomas and Pippa become convinced Seb is a gaslighting, abusive partner.
In a strange twist of fate, Julia then becomes one of Pippa’s patients at the eye clinic where she works as an optician, with the pair becoming fast friends and agreeing to meet up again.
Soon after Pippa witnesses a threesome between Seb and two models, and anonymously warns Juliet that her boyfriend is cheating – telling her to look for the condom he removed in the bin as evidence.
The story begins with Pippa (Sydney Sweeney) and Thomas (Justice Smith) who move to a large apartment in Montreal, Canada – soon realising they can see directly into their neighbours flat from their window. Pictured, Seb (Ben Hardy) and Julia (Natasha Liu Bordizzo)
The next morning, Pippa sees Seb discover Julia’s body in the bathroom, after she seemingly slit her own throat. Thomas blames Pippa for their neighbour’s death, and the pair break up.
Despite being heartbroken over their split, Pippa continues to watch Seb having sex, eventually following him to a nearby pub where they get chatting and eventually go back to his home to have sex.
While Pippa is at Seb and Juliet’s flat – Thomas goes back to their home where he sips a drink left by his girlfriend in the fridge before throwing the rest in their bird feeder.
The next morning, he’s found having hanged himself in his flat, with Juliet assuming he witnessed them having sex and was so devastated he took his own life.
When Pippa goes to Seb’s exhibition, she discovers that Juliet is still alive and that their entire exhibition is a warped social allegory based around herself and Thomas’ obsessive interest in their neighbours.
They reveal that they own Pippa and Thomas’ flat, and that their home is rigged with cameras – something buried in their tenancy agreement – and they have been watching the couple since they moved in.
The film has left many viewers hot under the collar with erotic sex scenes and ‘shaken’ by it’s unexpected ending, with some viewers calling it ‘Fifty Shades with a better storyline’
Pictures reveal a topless Pippa taken at her neighbour’s flat, the couple watching Seb and Juliet have sex and a disturbing picture of Thomas hanging which prompts outrage at the show.
When Pippa returns home and discovers dead birds littered nearby the bird feeder, and an empty drink in the fridge – she realises that Juliet and Seb orchestrated Thomas’ death and made it appear like suicide to add depth to their exhibition.
Pippa, who works as an optician, takes her revenge by spiking Seb and Juliet and using the machine used in laser eye surgery to burn their retinas and blind the couple.
Viewers were hooked by the thriller and couldn’t believe the twist ending, with one writing: ‘Just finished the movie #TheVoyeurs, it was sooo amazing and messed up, took so many sharp twists. Definitely recommend’.
Another said: ‘To me, this is like fifty shades of grey but 50 times better. The characters are likeable, the story is interesting, it’s sexy, kinky, tense, thrilling, funny at points. This is like what Fifty Shades of Grey should be, what people pretend it is.’
A third wrote: ‘Just finished watching and omfg. I didn’t not expect thatttt, LIKE WTF!! I’m SHOOK in a very twisted way, this was a f**king masterpiece (pun intended)’
‘Um this film was incredible but so twisty turning, disturbing and intriguing all at the same time. 10/10’, said another.
Lead actress Sydney Sweeney, who recently found fame in HBO’s hit series White Lotus, previously spoke about her own unhealthy interest in social media, saying it’s ‘sickening’ how much of an impact it has on her
Lead actress Sydney Sweeney, who recently found fame in HBO’s hit series White Lotus, previously spoke about her own unhealthy interest in social media, saying it’s ‘sickening’ how much of an impact it has on her.
‘It’s the most unhealthy part of my life. The fact that I am second guessing and having anxiety over posting a picture is sickening’, she told PA.
‘I’ve never seen a movie, especially present day, explore the detrimental side of our society.
‘Because you’re constantly comparing yourself to their lives, what they’re wearing, where they are, what they look like, and I think that’s something that Pippa totally has a lot of problems with, and she’s comparing herself to across the window and the couple.’
Director Michael Mohan said he was ‘thrilled to be bringing back the erotic thriller genre’ with Voyeurs.
‘We live in a strange era where it is entirely socially acceptable to peer into the lives of complete strangers by looking at the manicured and cultivated version of the lives, they’d like us to think they lead. With ‘The Voyeurs,’ we’re asking a simple question: Is it okay to watch?’, he told Variety.