The highly anticipated Netflix show, You, has returned for its fourth season. But unlike previous seasons, Netflix decided to separate the season into two parts. The first part, released on Feb. 9, 2023, contains five episodes. The last five episodes of You Season 4 Part 2 will be released on March 9, 2023.
If you're wondering why this season of You doesn't contain too many intimate scenes between Joe Goldberg (played by Penn Badgley) and his current obsession, there's a reason for that and it's a pretty sweet one. Read more for the reason.
Why Does You Season 4 Contain Fewer Sex Scenes?
Penn Badgley was recently on a Podcrushed podcast episode. The actor talked about You Season 4 Part 1 and explained why fans won't get to see as many sex scenes this time around.
"Fidelity in every relationship, and especially my marriage, is important to me. And, yeah, it just got to a point where I didn't wanna do that."
"I mean, you know, think about every male lead you've loved. Are they kissing someone? Are they doing a lot more than that? It's really not my desire to."
The actor also opened up that he is at a crossroad in his career since he doesn't want to be "just always a romantic lead," but he worried if this decision would affect his career.
The actor pointed out that he requested for fewer sex scenes out of respect for his wife, Domino Kirke. Although he would have wanted the bedroom scenes "to go from 100 to zero," it simply isn't realistic.
"I signed up for this show. I know what I did. You can't take this aspect out of the DNA of the concept, so 'How much less can you make it?' was my question."
Thankfully, showrunner Sera Gamble respected Badgley's request and even appreciated his directness. This is why You Season 4 contains less intimate scenes as the previous seasons do.
Wait, Penn Badgley Has a Wife?
Not too many people know about Penn Badgley's wife since they have been keeping their marriage and personal lives low-key. As a matter of fact, not only does Badgley have a wife, he has a two-year-old with her.
Badgley has been married to 39-year-old Domino Kirke since 2017. Their baby was born in 2020. Despite only getting married in 2017, Kirke and Badgley have been in a relationship since 2014.
The two had a courthouse ceremony in Brooklyn in February 2017 with an intimate reception at Maison-May. In June 2017, a larger celebration was held at the Kirke residence in Waccabuc, New York. Some of the celebrity guests who attended the event were Debra Messing and Zac Posen.
Who Is Penn Badley Wife?
Domino Kirke is older than Penn Badgley for three years. Despite that, the two have been in sync ever since they got together.
Kirke is a doula, a singer, and an actress. She also practices reiki and is the co-founder of Carriage House Birth. Apart from her two-year-old son with Badgley, James, Kirke has a 12-year-old son, named Cassius, from a previous relationship.
Who Were Penn Badgley’s Ex-girlfriends?
Prior to Domino Kirke, Penn Badgley was in a few relationships with other celebrities:
- Blake Lively (2007-2010)
- Zoë Kravitz (2011-2013)
- Domino Kirke (2014-current wife)
Badgley's most famous character may be serial-killer Joe Goldberg, but when it comes to his lovelife, he's far from him. You Season 4 Part 1 is currently streaming on Netflix.