There's been criticism about why the TV show, "Empire," will use the "F" word as a pejorative toward gay men, but they won't use the "N" word.
Terrence Howard, the show's star, had come out saying using the former is needed to make the show more authentic. “I’m mad that we don’t say n-- in the show,” he told Entertainment Weekly in February. “Why is TV showing something different from the reality of the world? Why is there a thing called censorship that stop people from hearing everyday talk? We use n-- every day. It’s become part of a conversation—why aren’t we using it in the show?”
Strong insisted that was not necessary. "It's not a documentary about hip-hop," he said Saturday, addressing Howard's comments. "It's a soap opera that takes place in the hip-hop world."
There's more here. Although I do believe words have more strength than most of us realize I also believe in creative license and I don't like censorship of any kind.
Queer As Folk Nudity
They've been playing old Queer As Folk shows on Showtime lately and I happened to catch the pilot one night last week. I hadn't seen any of the show since it went off the air...years. It was amusing to see how they handled certain things, especially the sex scenes. It made me wonder if TV hasn't gone backward in the sex department since then.
"The day of the screen test they sent over -- and I'm not making this number up -- a 21-page nudity rider," said Paige, who had only done nudity once before. "There were two pages that were the actual rider that said, 'This is the the kind of show this is. If you are not down to do this, don't take this job.' And then it had 19 pages of the script attached, which were all just ass fucking."
Once the laughter died down, Paige looked over to Cowan and Lipman. "They didn't want us not to do it," he said. "You guys were, like, 'Basically, even if your character isn't getting laid in this episode, you're going to be. Which I took as a bonus!"
After seeing the rider, his manager told him not to take on the role. But Paige insisted he needed to be a part of "Queer As Folk," regardless of what it would do to his career.
"I remember vividly waking up in the morning and going, 'I'll kill myself if I have to watch somebody else do this show,'" he said.
Looking back, most LGBT shows since then have been fairly tame...with the exception of Jonathan Groff's anal douche scene.
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Booking Pros for Three-Ways
The gist of this article is that three-ways are big. So big it's now being suggested couples look for an outside source to help them out in the three-way department...basically, hiring an escort.
So what's the advantage of hiring your third rather than picking them up on OKCupid or Craigslist Casual Encounters? Winner of "Best Top" in the 2015 Hookies escort awards, Austin believes that the parameters of seeing a sex worker offer a higher sense of control over the threesome. "The experience has a contract, and with that comes many securities. I won't fall in love. I won't interfere with their relationship." Dave agrees, and adds that a professional is more likely to be safe... and have much needed experience. "If you find a good escort, they're going to be dependable, they'll be comfortable in their skin, they're going to have sex skills, and they're likely to be health-tested regularly."
Aside from the obvious, I guess it's much easier to just hire someone. But, there's the obvious. Male escorts don't come cheaply, pardon the bad pun. And frankly, I'd rather buy a new jacket than pay for penis. And it isn't as if there aren't plenty of guys out there looking to be part of a three-way. But to each his own.
The rest is here. You don't want to miss the comments this time. It's amazing that some of these people leaving comments aren't running for President.
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