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The best sexy R‑rated rom-coms to watch right now

TikTok puritanism be damned – we can't wait for Sydney Sweeney and Glen Powell's saucy rom-com to come out. We've rounded up our favourite steamy romantic comedies, from Spike Lee classics to unexpectedly hot cult flicks.

How 2:22 A Ghost Story became a West End cult

It’s the play that’s gone right: a theatrical phenomenon pulling in young audiences via a chilling story and clever actor choices like Cheryl and Lily Allen. As a UK tour looms, its creator and latest cast explain why audience participation – screams, wine spills, all of it – are welcome.

The Gallows Pole is This is England 1768

Shane Meadows' new TV show tells the story of the one of the largest frauds in English history. He's used his tried-and-tested technique of casting locals to create something truly unique: a period drama that's naturalistic, rowdy and, well, normal.

Lola Leon: born wild

Lourdes “Lola” Leon is the queen of New York’s red-hot underground. She’s a dancer, model and musician with a sexy, alluring sonic universe. She takes no bullshit from boys and, alongside her bestie, co-producer and FACE interviewer Eartheater, is ready to take on the world. What you gonna do about it?

Jess Alexander is The Little Mermaid’s shining femme fatale

Jess Alexander plays the human form of Melissa McCarthy’s temptress Ursula in Disney’s live-action version of The Little Mermaid. The South West Londoner does her own stunts, goes claw-to-claw with Halle Bailey’s Ariel, and is the “definition of a sexy female villain”.

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