Sex on Television


Yesterday I had a post about nudity on television. I was inspired after seeing a post by Alyssa Rosenberg and particularly a video to which she linked. I am happy with the way the post turned out and while I was thinking about it last night I realized that although I had written the post I intended to write, I had missed Alyssa’s point in her post, which is summed up below.

Sex itself doesn’t actually appear that interesting to most prestige television shows. And there’s still a sense that more explicit–and more realistic–sex scenes constitute pornography in a way that might cause prestige TV to get stripped of its “art” designation. But that should be a challenge, not a closed door.

I wrote a post on my feelings about nudity but that doesn’t necessarily have anything to do with sex, at least on television.

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