Secret Diary of a Call Girl, ITV2

by | Sep 27, 2007 | All, Reviews

Did we like it?

Billie Piper looks ravishing as high-class hooker Belle but, without much a story to cling to, this is a pointless, soft-focus dramatisation of the life of the London prostitute whose blog became a best-selling book.

What was good about it?

• Belle’s underwear. Very tasteful.

• Sexy client Daniel. His need to use the services of a prostitute never became clear, which was annoying, but he did look good when he eventually got round to getting his money’s worth.

• One of our favourite actresses, Cherie Lunghi, as Stephanie, Belle’s ruthless pimp.

• The cosmopolitan scenes and cool music.

What was bad about it?

• The bits when Belle spoke to the camera (eg “I charge by the hour and I charge a lot.”)

• The glamourisation of prostitution as if it’s a career choice rather than an occupation fuelled by desperation.

• The client who wanted to be ridden like a horse – and talk about the size of horse’s dicks – which came across as a cliché rather than a believable episode in Belle’s bonk-filled life.

• It’s more like a ghastly adult channel freeview slot than a proper TV drama.

• The weak script, especially the lack of humour.

Luke Knowles

Luke Knowles


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