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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:32 pm 
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I was watching Buffy tonight with Kristiana and was thinking about what the show would be like if HBO produced it. Has HBO made much/any shows that aren't a hard R rating?

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I'm reading ASOIAF at the moment and I'm astonished just how little sex there is. And most of the sex that is there is usually creepy, or just the expected level of sex that such characters in such a period would engage in. Whereas in the show, Tyrion is introduced screwing prostitutes, Danaerys has barely-justified-by-the-plot sex with her handmaiden, and characters will take random breaks to visit contortionist prostitutes.

I guess they do it because at this point half of HBO's appeal is that it is well-written porn you can claim to watch for the plot.

Anyway, Flight of the Conchords and The Larry Sanders Show weren't hard Rs.

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Yeah, the only thing I can think of to justify the gratuitous sex in Game of Thrones was the fact that an epic fantasy TV show was a hard sell, particularly one that gets as involved as Game of Thrones does. They had to do something to hold viewers.

Flight of the Conchords is a good one! From the sounds of it, HBO's dramas are just always going to be hard Rs and the comedies have more leeway?

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Louis C.K. had a sitcom on HBO years ago and apparently they kept pushing him to include nudity and he was like, "Boobs aren't funny." So he put a dick in instead.

Probably a lot to unpack in those attitudes and Louis C.K. is a creep but yeah. HBO.

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