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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.

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12 Comments

  • 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!

  • [email protected]

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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Chris

    @Ken S: Who told you the national secret?

  • 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.

  • Andrew

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

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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