…but they’ll watch THE L WORD. Gee, I wonder why. The show’s creator Ilene Chaiken, in an interview in the NY Times this weekend, makes passing mention about how popular her show is with straight guys who fast-forward pass the yak-yak-yak and the whine-whine-whine to the hot girl-girl action.
But if everyone agrees that the sex looks good, some have objected
that it looks, well, too good. With classically beautiful actresses
like Jennifer Beals, Pam Grier and Mia Kirschner, Ms. Chaiken
diplomatically said, "There are those viewers who perhaps rightly take
issue with the attractiveness of the cast."
accusation is that she is playing to men, a charge she says she finds
mildly annoying since she is, after all, creating a show about sexy
young women in Los Angeles, not a documentary about asthmatic mill
workers in Pittsburgh.
I suspect most guys would watch female asthmatic mill workers getting it on… if they all looked as good as Jennifer Beals. What’s wrong with playing to men, too? Ratings are ratings. Of course, Chaikin’s comments imply that lesbians aren’t interested in watching attractive women having sex. I suspect lesbians would watch female asthmatic mill workers going at it, too, if Halle Berry was one of them.