End of an era as HBO kills ‘Cathouse,’ ‘Real Sex,’ adult entertainment slate
For decades, it has been my opinion that the majority of of media has been a GIGANTIC negative influence on the kids in this country and probably around the world. This porn nonsense has gone way past what should be acceptable.
The fools that give movies their rating, have to be on the take. There is no way that some of the ratings fit the movies they represent. There is no way that some of the rated movies are acceptable for younger age groups.
Just like to old cliché goes; we are what we eat. We can go a step further and say, we also develop our personalities and characteristics by what we are involved in or exposed to. We all are products of our environments we are raised in. Chances are, if a kid’s parents are bums, the kid do not have much of a chance.
Much like New York purged the porn from Times Square in the 1990s, HBO has banished its adult content from its website and apps.
That’s not to say nudity is no more on the cable network: Original series such as “Game of Thrones” and “The Deuce” will continue to pour on the steam.
But adult movies and shows like “Taxicab Confessions,” “Real Sex,” “Cathouse” – pretty much all the soft-core content that has been part of HBO’s late-night Friday slate for decades, is history, as first reported in the Los Angeles Times and The Hollywood Reporter on Tuesday.
A spokesperson confirmed that the channel was indeed consciously changing its programming in a statement issued to USA TODAY Wednesday.
“Over the past several years HBO has been winding down its late-night adult fare,” the statement read. “While we’re greatly ramping up our other original program offerings, there hasn’t been a strong demand for this kind of adult programming, perhaps because it’s easily available elsewhere.”
I have seen very young kids going into R -rated movies accompanied by adults. The policing of the rules has never been enforced.
The stuff that is on the tele probably is far more dangerous, because all kids have a TV in there rooms and their worthless parents are too busy to supervise them or they want to BE FRIENDS with the little ones instead of parents.
I commend HBO for at the very least taking a step in the right direction. Let us wait and see if any of the other networks follow suit. Don’t hold your breath.
It is just like with comedy. The comedian doesn’t have to be vulgar to be funny. Before Redd Foxx, Eddie Murphy, Richard Prior, Richard Carlin and many others came on the scene, there were funny men like Red Skelton – Jack Benny – Heny Youngman and others that were hilarious without uttering a cuss words.
I am not a prude and want to deny anyone from watching what they want, different strokes for different folks, BUTT there is the right time and the right place. When trash movies and TV are accessible to kids, there has to be extra vigilance taken as to what they can watch to make sure they are not corrupted at an early age. That will come soon enough.