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Dante’s Cove‘s Simulated Gay Sex Too Racy For Regulators

The Nine Network in Australia was slapped with the strongest punishment television’s regulatory body can hand out for airing a gay sex scene from Dante’s Cove. Wanna guess if a hetero sex scene would’ve been awarded the same rebuke?

 

The Australian Communications & Media Authority handed Nine an “enforceable undertaking” for airing a Dante’s without an R-rating, despite “detailed and explicit scenes of oral sex etc and in one scene you got a full frontal view of the man’s genitals,” according to the agency’s report. Generally “unambiguous visual detail” that includes “”thrusting during simulated fellatio”, “thrusting during simulated intercourse” and “genital nudity in a sexual context” is a recipe for must-see TV. But the Dec. 9 episode, which aired at 10:30pm, was too racy for its rating. (For what it’s worth, Nine responded that flaccid members should be treated like a woman’s naked breast, and that the scene in question did not feature “genital penetration, oral stimulation … genital contact or other forms of explicit sex.” So there.)

So what’s it mean moving forward? That any episodes of Dante’s Cove Nine airs in the future will be subject to stricter editing, and the network must submit weekly reports that include any complaints it receives about the show. For the next two years.

By:           JD
On:           Nov 8, 2010
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  • 12 Comments
    • Teluride
      Teluride

      They blew it by not getting an R rating. W full nudity and hothot fuk suk sims, it borderlines hardcore porn. It makes Queer as Folk look like Sunday school. For you porn lovers, it’s on the Here premium channel. love it!

      Nov 8, 2010 at 11:28 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • TiredOldQueen@Queerty
      TiredOldQueen@Queerty

      You’re joking, right? Its one of the worst shows in the history of TV. Just dreadful and dull.

      Nov 8, 2010 at 12:12 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Franco
      Franco

      I watched one episode of this show a while back and was underwhelmed to say the least. It showcases the worst acting, directing, and writing and tries to distract the viewer from its lack of substance with over-the-top sex scenes and pointless nudity. Further research led me to an interview with Charlie David who takes himself and his ‘art’ too seriously. It’s poor quality and taste.

      Nov 8, 2010 at 2:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ken S
      Ken S

      The lesson here is two-fold.

      One) always label your stuff properly, or you’ll get scolded when your grandma ends up with a cup of tea full of salt instead of sugar.

      Two) don’t be fooled by those little swimsuits you see on their beaches, apparently the Aussies can be prudes too.

      :-P

      Nov 8, 2010 at 3:53 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Hilarious
      Hilarious

      It’s basically gay soft-core porn that forgets it’s porn.

      That lead blonde guy something Gregory tried pretending to be straight after doing this show which made me roll around on the floor laughing for real.

      Nov 8, 2010 at 3:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Chris
      Chris

      @Ken S: Who told you the national secret?

      Nov 8, 2010 at 4:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ealan
      Ealan

      I love a good simulated gay sex scene as much as the next guy, but watching this show is painful. Aside from the “hot guy” factor, it’s just not very good. Actually, its pretty bad.

      Nov 8, 2010 at 11:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Andrew
      Andrew

      Dante’s Cove is so bad it’s great.

      Nov 9, 2010 at 7:12 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Nick Farben
      Nick Farben

      The Nine Network classified the show as AV-15 (Adult Violence) instead of the more logical MA-15 (Mature Audience), which confuses me… why would they do that exactly?

      Also, TV shows rarely if ever, use the rating AV-15 anymore since MA-15 covers voilence as well. AV-15 is pretty much redundant so I couldn’t tell you what Nine was thinking.

      Nov 9, 2010 at 1:51 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • juano
      juano

      ¿Where is the video? I want to see it. :D

      Nov 9, 2010 at 8:03 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Itattapounc
      Itattapounc

      That’s another great and informative piece of info, altough this is a bit advanced for those of us new to trading.
      I would love to see a post on the basics everyone has to be aware of .

      Nov 23, 2010 at 10:58 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Roger
      Roger

      Dante’s Cove can be rented from Netflix. Chuck, my partner, and I rented all of the episodes…really bad acting. Pretty men. That is about it. Queer As Folk was much better in all fronts (and rears, LOL.) They also did a spin off of Dante’s Cove that was even worse although the name of it escapes me at the present moment.

      Nov 26, 2011 at 4:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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