The discourse surrounding sex scenes in media has risen again and this time to much more of a pushback.
Starting with the origins, who are the people criticising the existence of sex in media and what are their reasons?
From there, what are the arguments against limited sex in media?
What can come from this repetitive discourse and why does it seem to be such an enduring topic for discourse?
My biggest critique of sex in media is that so many of them have minors involved (though played by adults). The confusing thing is that shows like this (Euphoria, Riverdale, you name it) would probably make more since if the characters were in their 20s and in college. Why do they have to be minors? Additionally, having grown adults playing children makes the concept seem fine, thus normalizing sexual content involving minors. – kaitminghui4 weeks ago
It is also interesting how television and film reviews are impacted based on the type of sex scene featured. The Last Of Us episode 3 was review bombed on IMDB after featuring a gay sex scene despite it being one of the more acclaimed episodes of the series. – mattweightman3 weeks ago
There is also the issue of exploitative use. For example, the film I Spit on Your Grave has long scenes of sexual violence and is a commercial product. It is important to ask whether a scene is there to communicate something or is just a fetish. – EllenPastorino2 weeks ago