Anna Friel strips off for raunchy lesbian tryst in political drama The Girlfriend Experience
| Aged just 17, her lesbian kiss was the first ever to be screened on British primetime television.
And now, 23 years since making waves on Brookside, Anna Friel, 41, has revisited a lesbian role in The Girlfriend Experience, playing a high-powered political executive who has a relationship with a female escort.
Racy photos from the episode show Anna in the throes of passion, writhing on a bed with her lover, in the third outing of the Washington DC-based raunchy show.
Two decades since making waves on Brookside, Anna Friel, 40, has revisited a lesbian role in The Girlfriend Experience, playing a powerful political executive who has a relationship with an escort
Anna is pictured kissing and fondling her lover Anna Carr, played by Louise Krause, in the racy show, with a six-minute sex scene causing quite a stir in Hollywood.
The scene shows the pair having sex as Friel's character struggles to climax before they exchange some x-rated words with each other.
In another scene, the pair are seen kissing passionately, indicating their trysts are becoming deeper than just the physical.
Later in the episode, Anna's character Erica goes public with their relationship, taking her to an important political function.
Discussing the scenes with Metro.us, Friel urged audiences to look beyond the writhing bodies at the drama taking place away from the sheets.
She said: 'We’ve got to concentrate on it as a piece of work. I've never really had an issue with nudity as long as I didn't ever feel like I was made to do it or thought that it was salacious.
'But if you're dealing with something where you know that sex is going to be involved, it's something that we really shouldn't shy away from.'
Anna is pictures kissing and fondling her lover Anna Carr, played by Louise Krause, in the racy show, with a six-minute sex scene causing quite a stir in Hollywood
Elsewhere Friel has received critical acclaim for her most recent out as a talented but volatile detective.
In the ITV series Marcella, which wrapped filming on its new series over the summer, Anna played Detective Marcella Backland, who is devastated when her husband leaves her and their two children, but is forced to try and put her personal issues aside whilst on the hunt for a serial killer.
Anna - who is thought to be currently single - raises her 11-year-old daughter Gracie Fields, from her previous romance with David Thewlis, 54.
The former flames never married, but they parted for good after almost a decade together in December 2010.
Aged just 17, her lesbian kiss was the first ever to be screened on British primetime television when it aired on Channel 4 soap Brookside
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