In her latest column, Fancast’s Sara A. Bibel looks at the use of prostitutes and call girls in daytime storylines for young teen male characters to have their first sexual appearance. Bibel is quick to point out a few months back it happened on One Life to Live when Matthew Buchanan (Eddie Alderson) got set up for a night of whoopie with a hooker to get over being dumped by Danielle. Now, comes General Hospital’s Michael Corinthos (Chad Duell) who comes to Jason and Sam saying he wants them to get him a call girl to help him get over his hangups (and whatever happened in prison) so he can eventually date a girl he likes.
Bibel stated about yesterday’s episode of GH the following: “Michael decided that losing his virginity to a working girl would be the perfect way for him to sort through his issues with women stemming from his implied sexual assault in prison. Shockingly, one of the adults in his life agreed with him. Michael’s quest for a woman he could pay to use and abuse began when a girl named Ali invited him to a party. Somehow Michael concluded that meant Ali wanted to have sex with him right away, and worried, because he is A) a virgin, and B) when he is touched he often flies into an uncontrollable rage. Michael sure is arrogant. If Ali were dying to jump his bones she probably would not ask him to hang out with her in a large group.”
Bible makes some other interesting observations as well on the issue. Make sure to read her entire post.