Mary Queen of Scots star Saoirse Ronan has explained why her character’s oral sex scene is “so important”.
The new film, which stars Ronan as the titular historical figure and Margot Robbie as Elizabeth Tudor, features an oral sex scene in which Henry (Jack Lowden) pleasures Mary in a way that cannot result in pregnancy and ruin her chances of taking the throne.
Saoirse told Refinery29 of the scene: “That’s a sexual revelation purely for her. It’s not to perform her duty, it’s not to give anything back to anyone else or to the state. It’s for her.