represents a continuing and disturbing trend
of using offensive, profane language in the
very title of the program, where it is
nearly impossible for families to avoid.
But beyond the
offensive and inherently misogynistic title,
the repugnant content of this program should
concern of every parent in America
-- and it should convince every responsible
corporate advertiser in America to avoid
associating its name with this series.
Hollywood Reporter, "In a bid to portray
what [Creator/Producer Nahnatchka] Khan
calls ‘real life,’ the network’s ensemble
comedy will not shy from showing twenty-somethings’
world of drugs, alcohol, and one-night
stands. Proof: In the show’s very first
episode, series bad girl Krysten Ritter is
caught messing around with her roommate’s
fiancé – on her birthday cake."
In the interview
that follows, Khan boasts about plotlines
that make executives at ABC sweat, and her
desire to push boundaries as far as she
possibly can. According to Khan, "I’d
rather go too far and be pulled back than
not go far enough and be boring."
It says a lot
about the creative mind-set in Hollywood
that in their view the only
way to be entertaining is to push
boundaries, or that real life for twenty-somethings
must necessarily include drugs, alcohol, and
When asked what,
if anything, the Walt Disney Company-owned
network told them they couldn’t do, the
producers boasted, "ABC has been super
supportive; nothing has been thrown out or
questioned. It's really more about the
specifics, like nudity: What can you show?
And occasionally language. There is a lot of
drinking and recreational drug use."
This is the
mindset that families are up against, night
after night, across the broadcast networks
and on cable, too. Is it any wonder, then,
that it is nearly impossible to find one
hour each evening of programming suitable
for the whole family to watch?
buy time on this program do so with their
eyes wide open, and they must be held
accountable for the content they pay to
deliver into America’s family rooms.
► June is unpacking in
the kitchen when a neighbor from the building next door (their windows
face directly into one another) introduces himself. He is shown from the
waist up and later in the scene is implied to be masturbating.
Eli: "You must be pretty hot from carrying all those boxes, huh. Pretty
June: "Yeah, I guess I am. I'm a little sore."
Eli: "Yeah, sore."
June notices Eli exhale in pleasure.
June: "What are you doing?"
Eli's other hand, which is holding a cup of coffee, is shaking violently,
spilling the coffee, implying that he is masturbating.
June: "Oh no. Oh no. No! You stop! No! You stop that. I'm calling the cops!
I'm calling the police."
Chloe saunters in completely nude. Her breasts are blurred. A moment later
June: "Whoa! Whoa! Whoa! Hey. I can see your no-no's! Don't come in here!
There's a pervert right there."
Chloe is unfazed and explains she knows Eli. Chloe sits on the kitchen
counter and her buttocks and genitals are blurred
Chloe hops off the kitchen counter and is shown completely nude, with her
breasts and genitals blurred.
► June wanders into the living room late at night and finds Chloe on the
couch with a man kissing her neck. Another man lounges nearby.
Chloe: "Oh, hey roomie! You're just in time for a little four-way action."
Chloe (whispers): "Take off your pants. I gave assurances."
Eli, the man whose window looks directly into June and Chloe's apartment
is shown watching on from his window.
Eli: "I support that idea wholeheartedly!"
June: "One, I'm engaged, and number two, I have job interviews tomorrow, so
just keep it down."
► Chloe walks in on June while she’s taking a bath. June: "I’d kind of
like to be alone."
Chloe: "Oh, sorry. Were you masturbating?"
Chloe: "Don’t worry, I get it. I have a long-standing sexual history with
that tub. It’s like I’m Jessica Tandy and that tub is Hume Cronin. Don’t
mind me, get your Cronin on."
► Chloe gives alcohol to an adolescent boy (of twelve or thirteen) to get
information out of him about June's fiancé. He drinks until he throws up.
If you don’t
want this content beamed into every home in
America over the broadcast airwaves YOU OWN,
then take action today.
Click here now to contact AT&T and
Together we can
make a difference, and if we don’t want all
of primetime television to sink to this
level, we MUST take action… Because Our
Children Are Watching.