Supersex – The DVDfever Review – Netflix – Rocco Siffredi

Supersex Supersex: Rocco Siffredi – Love him or hate him, you can’t help but envy that he’s managed to do the do with more women in a day, than most men will in a lifetime.

This is not a documentary, as such, but a drama series based on his life – docudrama, if you like, or biographical drama.

As we begin, at the height of Rocco’s (Alessandro Borghi) fame, he announces he’s retiring. Jeez, I wouldn’t retire until it drops off!

Then, in what feels like an adult version of The Wonder Years, the drama flashbacks to when he was the youngest kid in the family, and how him and all his friends were in love with local girl Lucia, except his older brother Tommasso, was dating her. Of course, he would always be the youngest, and since his nose felt like it was pushed out of joint, he also felt ignored by his mother, yet still loved her.

The family history also takes in how his brother, Claudio, was badly injured by some local gypsy lads, but there’s friction all round, and Rocco is even stopped from Tomasso’s wedding to Lucia, after he’s effectively forced out of family, because his mother believes he married the wrong sort of girl.

But for Rocco, he’s obsessed with what all kids are at that age, and as we move to the second episode, around ten years older, he escapes his home town of Ortana and heads to live with Tomasso in Paris, working in his restaurant – well, he’s not the owner, but while he’s the general manager, he swans around as if he owns the place.

Supersex takes a look at Rocco’s modern life, about how he was the cock of the north before he even realised, and his subsequent erotic awakening, the title being how he feels when the ‘superhero’ in his comic book comes to life (metaphorically), in order to deal with the pain of everything he has to deal with.

After two episodes of this, it’s moderately entertaining, albeit in a ‘daytime soap opera’ way, although given how BBC1 has canned Doctors from 2025 onwards, I doubt very much that they’ll replace it with this.

What Rocco does for a living is what most men would like to take on, although I do wonder how you can be married and STILL do this job.

As a couple of asides, given the period, there’s a number of ’80s tracks in the programme, including Ultravox’s Dream On, plus Desireless’ Voyage Voyage in the second episode.

However, it was weird when his brother decides to have two hookers perform certain mouth movements in the street, on them both together while standing next to each other. Ewww… get a room!

Plus, the real Rocco Siffredi pops up in a cameo at 22 minutes into the second episode, as the onscreen Rocco serves him pasta in his brother’s restaurant, the original asking if it’s “al dente”, which I learn means that it should still have a little resistance when you bite into it… which isn’t what you get from mine after I’ve boiled the life out of it.

Supersex is not available to pre-order on Blu-ray or DVD, but is on Netflix from Wednesday March 6th.

Supersex – Official Trailer – Netflix

Detailed specs:

Running time: 45 minutes per episode (8 episodes)
Release date: March 7th 2024
Studio: Netflix
Format: 2.00:1

Series Directors: Francesco Carrozzini, Francesca Mazzoleni, Matteo Rovere
Writer: Francesca Manieri
Music: Ralf Hildenbeutel

Rocco Siffredi: Alessandro Borghi
Lucia: Jasmine Trinca
Denise: Linda Hardy
Moana Pozzi: Gaia Messerklinger
Riccardo Schicchi: Vincenzo Nemolato
Jean-Claude: David Kammenos
Sylvie: Jade Pedri
John Stagliano: Filippo Valle
Cristoph Clark: Giulio Greco
Teresa Orlowski: Helena Antonio
Lucia Giovane: Eva Cela