• Posts Tagged ‘Coarsening Culture’

    License and Licentiousness

    by  • October 9, 2013 • Sex • 3 Comments

    If it’s there, there must be a demand for it, right?

    How many times have you heard that, or similar arguments, offered as justification for the purely gratuitous flesh parade that is network and cable television today? “They’re just providing what the market wants!” “If people didn’t watch, it wouldn’t be there!”

    Baloney.

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    Why Does MTV Get a Pass?

    by  • August 27, 2013 • Cable Choice • 10 Comments

    How many “scandals” has MTV orchestrated in recent memory? And yet when they erupt, scorn is not directed at MTV, but heaped on the performers. And only the female performers, at that.

    After the MTV-produced Super Bowl halftime show which saw Justin Timberlake ripping Janet Jackson’s bodice and revealing her breast to a national television...

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    Adultery Is In at ABC

    by  • May 20, 2013 • Sex, Sexualization • 2 Comments

    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...

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