If you’re like me, and you got hooked on the current incarnation of “Doctor Who” late, then I’m sure that after you finished the first two seasons, the first thing you did was to make a mad dash to YouTube to see what Rose Tyler looked like in an undressed state in clips of “Secret Diary of a Call Girl.” Admit it, you felt kind of wrong about it. Because we oughtn’t be looking at Rose Tyler that way.
Of course, that was part of the appeal.
It took me about 30 seconds to sate my curiosity, and I rarely give much thought to the fact that Billie Piper is nightly shagging folks on my premium channels. Once I saw her as Belle, the two identities completely separated. Billie Piper will always be Rose Tyler. That woman on Showtime is someone completely different. But really hot. And she looks like someone who would be on a Showtime After Dark series.
Anyway, other than a couple of clips on YouTube, I’ve never seen a moment of “Secret Diary of a Call Girl,” so I can’t vouch for its guilty-pleasure value. But I did enjoy the trailer for the fourth and final season of the British series, for obvious heterosexual reason. I am also led to understand that, in the fourth season, Belle (Piper) has to choose between a life with her best friend or one as a prostitute.