As she teeters on the brink of the third act of her career, her phone is hacked and nude photographs of her are leaked online. Let us for the moment, then, revel in the small but potent and gloriously immediate satisfaction of knowing that every one of them will be kicking themselves for their dreary, cowardly decision. In the opening episodes, chaos reigns as Suzie Pickles Piper moves from the highs of being offered a major role by Disney to the deepening lows of a media and marital storm created by the leak. The first half-hour is almost unbearably claustrophobic as a shocked Suzie tears round the house trying to disconnect everything and everyone in her family from the internet as the place fills with awful knowledge and the almost equally awful people who have come to do a scheduled photoshoot with her. The stress induces a bout of diarrhoea that is about the only moment of stillness we get before everything starts up again, and worse. Beneath it all, Prebble holds the reins firmly in her fist and Piper keeps us — just, just — on the side of an endlessly charismatic but volatile, self-indulgent character.
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Both women have had illustrious careers since. Last year she made her directorial debut with Rare Beasts. In the new series, Piper plays a thinly disguised version of herself called Suzie Pickles. Like Piper, Suzie was a teenage pop-star before she moved into acting. Her agent and best friend, Naomi Leila Farzad , tells her she has just landed a big role as a Disney princess.
The year-old stars as the titular Suzie in the new Sky comedy drama, a former teen pop star-turned-actress who has intimate photos stolen from her phone by hackers who then leak them on the Internet. Suzie's career path - singer to actress in a sci-fi drama - mirrors Billie's own path to stardom, having first rose to fame in the s at the age of 15 with hit single, Because We Want To. Billie followed it up with a number of other hit singles and two albums before abandoning her pop career in to focus on acting, going on to be cast as Doctor Who companion Rose Tyler in
In the fourth episode of the Sky Atlantic series — which Piper who co-wrote the series alongside Lucy Prebble plays a former popstar turned sci-fi actor whose career is about to get a boost by being cast as a Disney princess, before her life takes a turn when her naked pictures are leaked by a hacker — sees the star break new ground with one intimate moment. Rolling around in bed, Suzie is seen pleasuring herself, with The Sun claiming the seven-minute four-second moment is the longest masturbation scene on UK television. So frankly it makes a refreshing change to see such a long and animated scene like this one. And fans are loving the frank look at pleasure, with one dismissing the idea one should approach the scene from a pornographic standing. Such a realistic and important exploration of female desire, masturbation, fantasy!