Based on the popular diary of the anonymous sex worker known only as Belle de Jour.

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 Belle / ... (32 episodes, 2007-2011)
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 Stephanie (17 episodes, 2007-2011)
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 Bambi (14 episodes, 2008-2010)
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Based on the popular diary of the anonymous sex worker known only as Belle de Jour.

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16 June 2008 (USA)  »

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On 15 November 2009, the real Belle du Jour, whose memoirs were the basis for this series, revealed her true identity to be Dr Brooke Magnanti, a research scientist and former prostitute from Bristol. See more »

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Belle: I love London. I love it's rudeness, it's lack of community, it's impatience. I even love the weather. But most of all I love the anonymity. The first thing you should know about me is that I'm a whore. In the world of children in bikini and grandmothers in "fuck me in the ass" boots, the surest way to tell a prostitute, is to look for the woman in the designer suit.
Belle: Locate the lifts. Glide past reception. Look like you know where you're going. Don't attract too much attention. Be fabulous but ...
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You Know I'm No Good
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Written and Performed by Amy Winehouse
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The Not-So Secret Diary of a Call Girl
22 December 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Secret Diary of a Call Girl" is one of those shows that go nowhere. Sure there may be some resemblance of a longstanding plot, but in the end you're exactly where you started from. It's not like it's a loop, or a full circle - you just haven't gotten anywhere.

And I'm not saying that it's a bad thing, not at all actually. It's kind of comforting to know that when you watch it, it's just to entertain you. It has a kind of calming feeling to it - something that's incredibly hard to find. Yes, the main character's life goes up in flames, whatever, it still has the same calamity as it does when she's having sex. And even then, the scenes aren't exactly erotic. Their more awkward, and present.

The greatest part of this show is that its irresistible. It doesn't have the addictiveness of really good Chinese, or ice cream (for example), but it wont turn you off like the food you've been eating every meal for the past month might. While the writing might not be the best, and half the shots are filler, you always know that you could skip an episode and it wouldn't matter.

While the chemistry between Hannah/Belle and Ben is undeniable, it's almost hard to resist Alex's charm as well. While season one is much better then season two, season two is most definitely not bad, and almost feels like an end to a series. But, to the viewing pleasure of many, a third season is on its way.

"Secret Diary" is by no means perfect, but it is enjoyable. And I would definitely recommend it to anyone.


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