I may have an opportunity to be part of a TV/Net show about sexuality. I've already told the producers that I'm only interested in a Louis C.K.-type situation where I'd be free to do/say whatever the hell I want. The world doesn't need another moralistic, judgmental show looking down its nose at "deviant" people and their bizarre hungers. Nor does it need another dusty old professor diagramming the penile hooks of creepy insects or the desperate ordeal of the salmon, who lives only to spawn and die....
I've got some ideas of topics I'd like to tackle head-on. Here are a few, to give you an idea:
- What does it really mean to be "gay?" Are two men who have sex while in prison a gay couple, even if they don't consider themselves to be? What if same-sex behavior is considered a standard part of life, as in some tribes in Papua New Guinea and elsewhere?
- Is sex with animals always wrong? If so, why? Can they give consent, just by continuing the interaction? How can it be legal to kill them, skin them, and eat them, but not to fuck them?
- Are teenaged boys who have sex with adult women victims of sexual abuse? What if they don't think so? What if, in fact, they're clamoring for the opportunity to be "abused" in this way? Are all adult/adolescent sexual encounters inescapably exploitative?
Get the idea? If I'm going to do this, I want to make a show that asks questions everyone else is afraid to address, but that are important and interesting. Please use the comments to add your ideas for topics you'd like to see addressed on a show like this. Thanks.