Thursday, March 16, 2006

When does smut become porn?

I was watching Vyvoleni 2 last night, the reality show that our friend Vladko below won the first series of last year. They had a viewer's call in segment, and one caller asked why they don't show "more", meaning nudity and sex. Why they don't show as much as Slovakian tv to be precise.

Last year in December, when the first series of Vyvoleni was in it's last weeks there was a problem. The network had gotten behind in it's rent payments on the villa that the contestants lived in. I don't know how it happened and there were rumours that the rival network which was showing the Czech version of Big Brother at the same time paid off the owner to evict them. So what they did was move the last 4 contestants to Slovakia, to live with the contestants of their version of Vyvoleni. If it was the rival network's doing then it backfired, because it made the show more popular than ever.

The Czechs and the Slovaks lived together in the Slovakian villa. This guy who called in presumably lived close enough to the border to get Slovak television, so was watching it on that as well. Apparently they showed a lot more nudity, people showering, doing sexual stuff and the like than the Czech show did.

The host told him that they showed whatever they could, and that in Slovakia they are probably more permissable about these things.

So I got to wondering about what they do show on Slovakian tv. I'm pretty sure that outright pornography can't be showed on public television, so what? Nudity? Last night there was a scene where one of the girls jumped naked into the pool, sure she covered her naughty parts, but that was her own doing, and there have been naked people before on the show.

Sex? Do they actually show people having sex on the Slovakian show, or just kind of sex? Nipple licking? I saw that last night too. One woman licked salt off another's nipple, then sucked a lemon out of her mouth and tequila out of her navel. And a man took a tequila shot off another man's body as well, just to be fair.

Maybe the Slovaks do the same they just do it more. Maybe the producers of the Czech show want to focus more on personal relationships, arguments and discussions rather than just people getting their kit off, which there is plenty of anyway.

Or maybe in Slovakia they are more open, more free, more permissable about sexual matters than we are here. Yeah? Well I never noticed anyone gay on their show! On our version there are at least 2 people that are exclusively gay, possibly 3, a few others who are bisexual, and a few girl/girl snogging incidents. And it's only week 2. Take that Slovakia!

6 comments:

Chymera said...

The caller may have sealed Slovakia's fate. But now your conservatives will attack not because of a possible mushroom cloud, but rather to avoid a rash of salted nipples showing up over Prague.

But smut sells. The highest rated season of the Survivor series over here involved a blossoming sexual relationship. So if two people stranded in the jungle without showers having sex is appealing---I can just imagine what the ratings would be for nipple based tequilla shots.

Oh, and thanks for the slang. "Snogging",and "getting their kit off" were two phrases totally new to me. So you have been educational in so many ways with this post

Chymera said...

Jméno: Karolína Vrbasová

Věk: 25 let

Povolání: knihkupec

Bydliště: Brno

Záliby: tanec, sex, cestování, masochismus, sebedestrukce, psychoanalýza

Znamení zvěrokruhu: Panna


I went to the link in your post, but since I can't read Czech (I'm assuming it's Czech) I was unable to gleen much information from it, however, if some of the words in the "Zaliby" column above mean what they appear to, then I can see the whole smut connection.

Oh and I voted for something (I think)--hope that doesn't ruin things I just went with the popular vote.

Carla said...

Is that show like Big Brother here in the states?

Michelle said...

It's a reality show pretty much the same as Big Brother. They actually had the Czech version of Big Brother running at the same time, but I'm not sure if that one will be continuing, this show was more popular.

Michelle said...

Oh and Karolina's profile is,

Name: Karolína Vrbasová
Age: 25 years
Occupation: bookseller
Residence: Brno
Interests: dancing, sex, travelling, masochism, self destruction, psychoanalism.
Starsign: Virgo (directly translated means virgin, but judging by her interests it doesn't seem fitting.

Denny Shane said...

Unfortunately over here in the States, there isn't nearly as much nudity as there should be. They would rather watch having someone's head chopped off and blood squirting all over... I'd watch a nude love scene anyday!