The entertainment industry is apparently bent on pushing graphic sex into every home. But rather than serving as a critical counter-balance of the industry’s worst impulses, the entertainment trade press is in the tank for the industry’s sleaze-mongers – as a recent issue of TV Guide demonstrated. Read more →
The ease with which one can access hardcore pornography on the Internet has become a standard joke in the popular culture… but it’s not funny when innocent young children are being exposed to sexually explicit imagery. The push in schools and elsewhere to get...Read more →
Filmmakers Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg deliberately larded their upcoming film This Is The End with unbelievably graphic content, in expectation of getting an NC-17 rating. Yet even the directors were flabbergasted when their movie was given an R – more proof of how worthless the current movie ratings system is.Read more →
The Lifetime pay TV network has long been infamous for its movies portraying men as murderous, psychotic brutes, and women as their helpless victims. But now, the network is branching out, offering similar portraits of exploited maids, prostitutes…and moms.Read more →
In response to the growing tide of Americans sick of media violence, the Motion Picture Association of America launched “Check the Box,” which it claimed would help consumers. But in fact, the new campaign was meaningless. PTC President Tim Winter recently discussed what a movie ratings system OUGHT to look like.
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“The dirty little secret at MTV is that their demo is not 22-year-old college students. Their demo is 12, 13-year-old kids, 14-year-old boys and girls who are often home alone and unsupervised.” — Rachel Campos-Duffy, a cast member on MTV’s The Real World: San Francisco (CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360, January 21,2011) Read more →
The UK’s Telegraph recently reported concerns raised by Equity, the union representing actors, about actors being asked to strip down for casting sessions due to the increased presence of sexual content and nudity on television.Read more →
After Sex and the City, Desperate Housewives, Girls, Girlfriends, Cashmere Mafia, Hot in Cleveland, Pretty Little Liars, Golden Girls, Designing Women, Sisters… what TV has really been lacking is more shows about four girlfriends, “each on her own path to self-discovery.” So ABC is giving us Mistresses.
Although the female foursome has been done, and...Read more →
In reward for turning Sunday nights into a wasteland of violence, sex, and sleaze with his ultra-raunchy cartoons, Fox has given Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane his first live-action show.Read more →
In the sex-obsessed world of TV, the sex topic du jour on TV is virginity.
Recent plot lines on Game of Thrones, Mad Men, and New Girl have centered around characters’ first sexual encounters, chastity vows, and a man confiding to a date that he has never had sex.
Though superficially this may seem like a positive development...Read more →
Culturally, the first decade of the 21st century may be remembered primarily for adding “sexting” to our lexicon, for the mainstreaming of pornography, and for trashy reality TV shows where sex is treated like a competitive sport; but the backlash is building.
A recent story in the UK’s Sunday Times indicates that sex...Read more →