After yesterday’s video posting by One Life to Live co-head writer Thom Racina that confirmed what has been talked about that, there would be some swear words used in the scripts at times by the various characters at One Life to Live, now comes confirmation of another kind from All My Children favorite Cady McClain (Dixie Martin) in her new blog post!
McClain offers up a vantage point on sex in dramatic forms of entertainment, and what fans are going to see on the new AMC and OLTL which is more skin and more sex in the new half hour format reboot by Prospect Park’s, as they move into a more progressive medium, the Internet. Here is Cady’s thought-provoking post below, entitled, “Let’s Talk About Sex”.
Cady McClain: “Okay. You’ve all heard the news, All My Children is going to be a bit more risqué than usual. Yep. I am not the first to mention it, but I thought I might be one of the first to put it on the table for discussion. Let’s talk about sex, and about sex in our dramatic entertainment. Too much? Not enough? Well you can bet I have an opinion.
My opinion is this: sex is a good thing, wait, scratch that, sex is a GREAT thing! It’s a healthy impulse and a wonderful way to enjoy being, well, about as close as you can get to someone. Frankly, I think we have WAY too MUCH violence and way too LITTLE love making in our entertainment. This is probably because we are a country based on a puritan ethos that doesn’t really want to admit, we ALL LIKE SEX.
Do I recommend using birth control? YOU BET. Do I recommend only having sex when you are ready with someone that you truly CARE about? ABSO-F-ING-LUTELY. Is the young generation having a sexual revolution that no one is really TALKING ABOUT? ONE MILLION TIMES YES.
On another note: do you remember when the soaps were mostly LOVE stories, all leading up to the big moment when the characters would make love? Weren’t those FUN stories to watch? It wasn’t disgusting it was beautiful. I don’t know where those moments went but I am sure happy they are coming back. Passion is important!
I think it’s just as important to remember that as everyone has a different taste in clothes, so we all have a different taste in our fantasies and our lovemaking style. You can learn a lot about a person when you learn these details. When you look at a story from a sexual point of view, these choices are as much a part of a character as their fears, hopes and dreams.
Nudity-smooditty. So WHAT. The human body is beautiful and I will admit that I like to look at it, whether it’s a beautiful man or a beautiful woman. And it doesn’t matter what age they are as long as they are an appropriate age and a consenting adult.
Sexiness is beautiful. It is something we can and should ALL enjoy, no matter what age we are. Why not let ourselves relax a little? It might just make for a happier world! (I swear I am hearing Barry White applauding right now!)”
OK soap fans, now that the’ “cat has been let out of the bag”, what do you think about more sex, more skin, on the soaps? In many primetime cable television shows, a lot of skin is shown. Are you OK with it to service the story? As eye-candy? To make the soaps more realistic and move into the year in which we live … 2013? Weigh-in on this hot topic!