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Sex on the big screen — no, not Game of Thrones on your 65-inch HD in the basement

Murder! Guns! Graphic war scenes! A man tenderly running his hand …

Whoa, whoa! We can’t let our kids see that!

Our sensibilities about sex and violence have always been a bit hypocritical. Jamie Lee Curtis taking off her top in Trading Places? That’s an R rating. A film strewn with death? Today, PG-13. In the old days, just PG. Even the original Star Wars had a high death toll, though it was just rebel pilots vaporizing or stormtroopers doing the Wilhelm scream.

Obi-Wan: “Only Imperial stormtroopers are so precise.” Family Guy: “I hit a bird once.”

Meanwhile, on cable, language restrictions are completely out the window, and some people even have s-e-x. As someone who jumped on the Game of Thrones very late in the show’s run, I started to wonder if part of the appeal was that people got naked. Very naked.

From Saturday Night Live:

Washington Post film critic Ann Hornaday is wondering when moviemakers will catch up.

And it’s better than having kids learn about sex from porn.

(Yes, this clip is very explicit.)

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Originally published at http://mostlymodernmedia.wordpress.com on June 10, 2019. That’s my other non-sports blog. It’s sometimes a little more cynical than Before the Apocalypse.

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Beau Dure

Beau Dure

Author of sports books, slayer of false narratives, player of music