Get ready to welcome a new TV show into your hearts because American Gods premiered a couple of days ago, and it's been met with a resounding thumbs up from fans of the book and newbies alike. Based on Neil Gaiman's fantasy novel about a battle between the old gods and the new, Hannibal's Bryan Fuller has turned it into a series which looks set to be the next big thing.
While much praise was heaped on the stylistic look of the show, as well as the Game of Thrones-worthy blood and violence, there's one scene in particular that's got everyone talking. Now, you might be thinking, 'Of course it's the sex scene', but stay with me because it's not for the reasons you might think.
If you haven't seen the first episode yet (you can read our spoiler-free reaction to the first episode here), go and watch it now and come back because I'm going to be entering minor spoiler territory... now!
If you've seen the episode you know the scene I'm talking about. Goddess Bilquis, AKA the Queen of Sheba, played by the incredible Yetide Badaki, literally sucks a whole man into her vagina. Yes, they're having sex and then he disappears inside her. It's an unbelievable scene to watch and one which is fairly ground-breaking when you think about how many sex scenes feature the woman in the more submissive role. If anything, Bilquis' scene screams POWER.
Naturally, it's all everyone's been talking about since...
Wtf?! He just disappeared in her like literally in her?! 😱😱😱😱 #AmericanGods pic.twitter.com/l9eF8MJtBvMay 1, 2017
OMG...... 🤣😲😱😳👏🙌 I've read the book, I knew that this scene was coming (wink wink) but my mouth was wide open in shock! @YetideBadaki https://t.co/nU5yYm6wbbMay 1, 2017
Everyone woman in the world right now is praising the Queen @YetideBadaki #AmericanGods Brilliant!! #followus pic.twitter.com/lKVqUfyk5SMay 1, 2017
@YetideBadaki "worship me" gives me tingles ERRY. DAMN. TIME! - EBMay 1, 2017
.@YetideBadaki in this scene. OMFG 😮 Such power!!!! #AmericanGods pic.twitter.com/wHpJl7TpaAMay 1, 2017
new favorite god is bilquis, please tell me we get more crazy scenes from her??? @YetideBadaki #AmericanGodsMay 1, 2017
@YetideBadaki is owning this scene!!!!! #AmericanGods #Gawds pic.twitter.com/duYyz2qv1pMay 1, 2017
Watching the Bilquis scene like.#AmericanGods pic.twitter.com/vemxmX3qa9May 1, 2017
I had to pause #AmericanGods for 15 minutes to recollect my sanity after watching the Bilquis scene.May 1, 2017
Me watching YetideBadaki as Bilquis! Girl u nailed that scene!😱😳😁👏👏👏#AmericanGods pic.twitter.com/BJHftEL461May 1, 2017
"Oh hey, it's Bilquis, I wonder if they're going to do the scene where...oh shit...well there he goes" #AmericanGodsMay 2, 2017
People who haven't read the book reacting to the Bilquis scene.#AmericanGods pic.twitter.com/omSUc6Z4s6May 1, 2017