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CanIGetAWhat
Aug 20th, 2009, 06:31 PM
August 20, 2009

Gay Mad Men Angers Conservative Group

By Julie Bolcer (http://www.advocate.com/authors.asp?author=Julie%20Bolcer)
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A steamy gay encounter (http://tunedin.blogs.time.com/2009/08/18/viewers-mad-for-men-ptc-mad-at-men/) between two characters on the AMC drama Mad Men caused what appears to be the show's first complaint from the conservative Parents Television Council, reports Time magazine TV critic James Poniewozik.

The PTC, an advocacy organization that monitors the entertainment industry, said that the season 3 premiere of Mad Men on Sunday received a TV-14 rating when it should have been rated for mature audiences only. The first charge in their complaint cites a scene between closeted gay character Salvatore Romano, played by out actor Bryan Batt, and a bellhop.

According to the PTC’s complaint, “The basic cable episode contained a shot of a character’s hand going down into the underwear of another character for sexual stimulation, a half-naked woman whose hands covered her breasts just before insinuating that she had sex with another character, and a graphic scene with a prostitute that repeats several times, 'I’m gonna cut your dick off and boil it in hog fat.'”

The season 3 premiere achieved the highest ratings ever for Mad Men, at 2.8 million viewers, an increase of one third over last season’s premiere.

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Haimar
Aug 20th, 2009, 08:04 PM
Oh fuck off, like kids can't see that on the internet

~{X}~
Aug 20th, 2009, 08:30 PM
All about the children. :o Screw the children, they find porn on the internet or go out and screw at 12 anyway. :lol:

Especially in suburbia, geezus, they are the worst kids. When i was up in Canada, in a small town of 3,000 all the teenagers did there (and I'm talking kids from 14-17) were hang out in front of the supermarket, do drugs, drink and have sex. I know this because this drunk ass girl wearing short shorts and a sports bra who was 16 told me, thats all they did lol.

Where are parents then? So worried over what they see on tv(which is nothing), compared to what their own kids probably are actually doing. :lol:

KournikovaFan91
Aug 20th, 2009, 09:37 PM
OMG I hate these parents and the CHILDREN.

Children seem to run the world these days :mad:

Kworb
Aug 20th, 2009, 10:22 PM
Mad Men :inlove: how dare they send complaints about such a great show.

HRHoliviasmith
Aug 20th, 2009, 11:20 PM
seriously, everyone I know claims this is the best, most well written show on television. i'm getting ready to order the box set of the first two seasons from netflix.

Scotso
Aug 21st, 2009, 12:30 AM
In their defense, that statement doesn't single out homosexual behavior, so I don't think the title is appropriate.

égalité
Aug 21st, 2009, 12:46 AM
Why is it not enough for them just to not watch the show? :weirdo:

miffedmax
Aug 21st, 2009, 03:01 AM
Heaven forbid that any parent actually pay attention to what their kids are watching and make decisions based on their own values.

(And, in case you don't know, I have two sons. And yes, I'm one of those awful parents who actually does keep on eye on them.

Neither of them like Lena with bangs, so I must have screwed something up though.

meyerpl
Aug 21st, 2009, 03:34 AM
Heaven forbid that any parent actually pay attention to what their kids are watching and make decisions based on their own values.

(And, in case you don't know, I have two sons. And yes, I'm one of those awful parents who actually does keep on eye on them.
Neither of them like Lena with bangs, so I must have screwed something up though.Me too. Right now, my two teenage sons are watching Jackass........and taking notes.

Brooklyn90
Aug 21st, 2009, 03:39 AM
I was so happy to finally see the first gay kiss scene this Season! It doesn't surprise me that the conservatives would be offended by this, and of course they use the kids and the reason why. There are far more graphic hereto-sexual scenes on this show!

Scotso
Aug 21st, 2009, 04:57 AM
I was so happy to finally see the first gay kiss scene this Season! It doesn't surprise me that the conservatives would be offended by this, and of course they use the kids and the reason why. There are far more graphic hereto-sexual scenes on this show!

Which they pointed out equally.

I don't have a problem with these sorts of people as long as they're consistant.

mckyle.
Aug 21st, 2009, 06:28 AM
In their defense, that statement doesn't single out homosexual behavior, so I don't think the title is appropriate.

It just seems a little too coincidental that, in 27 episodes full of sexuality, Mad Men has never received a single complaint from the PTC until they showed an episode with a gay kiss.

Brooklyn90
Aug 21st, 2009, 06:42 AM
Which they pointed out equally.

I don't have a problem with these sorts of people as long as they're consistant.

There has never been a problem with the first two seasons, which had plenty of sex scenes. Only this episode which has the first homosexual sex scene. And they have a problem with them saying dick, but if they would have said tits I'm sure it wouldn't have had the same kind of response.

darrinbaker00
Aug 21st, 2009, 06:50 AM
Before I read posts #7 and 12 of this thread, I knew Rod Serling was dead. Now, I'm not so sure.

Apoleb
Aug 21st, 2009, 06:59 AM
a half-naked woman whose hands covered her breasts just before insinuating that she had sex with another character, and a graphic scene with a prostitute that repeats several times, 'I’m gonna cut your dick off and boil it in hog fat.'”



:haha:

Dunno, but I think violence is far more harmful for children than "sexual" scenes, yet no one seems to bother with it.

Kart
Aug 21st, 2009, 09:21 AM
I have never seen this show and that scene is not particularly exciting but I wouldn't want my kids watching it.

I don't really see any need for them to be exposed to that kind of stuff.

I'd expect them to find out about these things the way all kids do - ie. behind my back and from their friends.

Kart
Aug 21st, 2009, 09:22 AM
Not that I have any kids I should add.

Crazy Canuck
Aug 21st, 2009, 12:59 PM
These people bore me.

Could somebody interesting please stand up?

spartanfan
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:50 AM
OMG I hate these parents and the CHILDREN.

Children seem to run the world these days :mad:
I take it you're not a parent:lol:

spartanfan
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:53 AM
I have never seen this show and that scene is not particularly exciting but I wouldn't want my kids watching it.

I don't really see any need for them to be exposed to that kind of stuff.

I'd expect them to find out about these things the way all kids do - ie. behind my back and from their friends.
This isn't a show that's family orientated in the first place. If a parent was dumb and unattentive enough in the first place to let their young child watch this, they're the ones who need to be kicked in the ass not the shows.:lol:

spartanfan
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:54 AM
:haha:

Dunno, but I think violence is far more harmful for children than "sexual" scenes, yet no one seems to bother with it.
Thank You.

spartanfan
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:57 AM
I was so happy to finally see the first gay kiss scene this Season! It doesn't surprise me that the conservatives would be offended by this, and of course they use the kids and the reason why. There are far more graphic hereto-sexual scenes on this show!
Why else would they air it at 10pm on a Sunday nite? THIS AIN"T A SHOW GEARED TOWARDS THE FAMILY. IT'S FOR MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY. BUT DON"T TELL ME WHAT I CAN'T WATCH!

barboza
Aug 22nd, 2009, 04:30 AM
Is Mad Men better than Sex and the City?

timafi
Aug 22nd, 2009, 12:53 PM
fuck the repubs:mad:

Kart
Aug 22nd, 2009, 02:19 PM
This isn't a show that's family orientated in the first place. If a parent was dumb and unattentive enough in the first place to let their young child watch this, they're the ones who need to be kicked in the ass not the shows.:lol:

I don't disagree.

Like I said, I've never seen it.

Scotso
Aug 22nd, 2009, 03:02 PM
fuck the repubs:mad:

You're a very angry, bitter person, aren't you? :o

~{X}~
Aug 22nd, 2009, 04:43 PM
Is Mad Men better than Sex and the City?

NOTHING is better than Sex and the City! :hearts:

stevos
Aug 22nd, 2009, 05:05 PM
What kid would ever watch Mad Men?
The pacing is so slow, it would go right over their head. And if they were attentive enough to watch this great show, they'd probably be smart enough to realize that a homosexual encounter with Salvatore was bound to happen (so glad it finally did, btw).
Otherwise, I don't think any little ones are going to be flicking by this show anytime. Great great show though.

GoldenGophers
Aug 22nd, 2009, 06:19 PM
Well if you don't want your kids watching it just block it on your T.V. No one is forcing you to watch a show. Simply turn off the Television.

timafi
Aug 23rd, 2009, 01:09 PM
You're a very angry, bitter person, aren't you? :o

so not angry but angry with racist bigots like you and your fellow Conservative Group:rolleyes:

Scotso
Aug 23rd, 2009, 02:15 PM
so not angry but angry with racist bigots like you and your fellow Conservative Group:rolleyes:

Oh, okay. :lol: :help:

DaMamaJama87
Aug 24th, 2009, 12:41 AM
Why is everyone reading so much into this? They complained about a lot of things in the episode. They didn't just single out the gay part. Their complaint is reasonable, ALL of those things shouldn't be in a pg rated show.

LoveFifteen
Aug 24th, 2009, 02:29 AM
:haha:

As if a kid would ever want to watch this show!

Zummi
Aug 24th, 2009, 05:00 AM
"Mad Men" is the best show on television. Period. :yeah:

The scene with Salvatore and the bellman was pretty intense, even by "Mad Men" standards but poor Sal was probably due a scene like that after waiting for so long... too bad for him the fire alarm went off :lol: As for the scenes of the half-naked woman with Don, I thought that scene was rather tame; at any rate, it's just Don being Don, he never changes :lol:

Ellen Dawson
Aug 24th, 2009, 09:08 AM
"Mad Men" is the best show on television. Period. :yeah:

The scene with Salvatore and the bellman was pretty intense, even by "Mad Men" standards but poor Sal was probably due a scene like that after waiting for so long... too bad for him the fire alarm went off :lol: As for the scenes of the half-naked woman with Don, I thought that scene was rather tame; at any rate, it's just Don being Don, he never changes :lol:

Never! Betty's water could break, Sally could raid the liquor cabinet and Bobby could swallow an action figure but Don would still need to get his philandering on. ;)