Thursday, November 16, 2006

Porn On The Small Screen?


Apologies to regular readers who are taken aback by the sudden outsplurging of two whole posts in one day, but I knew there was something that I needed to give an airing to, and it's only just come back to me.

My Lovely Husband™ recently found both seasons of The Book Group on DVD, and treated himself. We enjoyed the show when it aired in NZ a couple of years ago, and it has been fun reminding ourselves of why we loved it, and catching up on the bits we missed.

Some highlights.
Rab: Ur you sayin Ah cannae read?

Clare: Tuh!

Rab: Whit?

Clare: Tuh! It's can-tuh. There's a "t" on the end: can-tuh. And on the end of won-tuh.

Rab: Aye, and there's wan oan the end of cunt, anaw.
I'd forgotten about that bit. Loved it. A bit I loved and remembered was this line:
Jean: I say tomayto, you say tomahto ; but you're wrong, 'cause it's tomayto.
Any road up, as the actress said to the bishop (when they were on a hiking holiday together), last night we happened to watch an episode in which Rab gets buggered by Anselmo, a professional Spanish football player who happens to have one of his legs in plaster at the time. As both men reach that moment, Rab's upper body flushes red. I got Lovely Husband™ to replay that bit, and pointed it out. He wasn't convinced, but a lot of people get that kind of flush as they come, and I don't know of any way of faking it. You can't just make your body spontaneously flush red all over like that, can you? So what I'm suggesting is that those of us who watched this on't telly were actually viewing two men apparently having sex (whether real or simulated), and one of them actually climaxing, but the whole thing being done in way that makes you assume it's all just acting.

Incidentally, other scenes sprinkled throughout both series really pushed the boat out. Like one where Clare is going down on Lachlan, and they are interrupted by Jean just as Lachlan comes. Clare turns around, and you get a glimpse of some thick, milky-looking fluid in her mouth. Then there's a scene where Jean sort-of accidentally ends up as a sex-worker who gets clients off by talking at them while they play with themselves. A few squirts of the same thick, milky stuff shoot into frame as she walks past "Smithy" to pick up her fee.

Just out of curiosity, did it raise the ire of Affronted In Saffron Waldon, or any of the other people who write to Points Of View?

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

YAY! You're back! I've only ust noticed so sorry for not welcoming you home sooner!!

Re: Footballer cumming in Book Club;

How hot is he? ;o)

Anonymous said...

I remember the scene you describe very well... it's quite convincing isn't it - and the actor playing Rab is quite hot. I noticed he popped up (so to speak) in the last series of Doctor Who as the chap who lived in Torchwood House in the werewolf episode, and he still looked very shaggable in that as well.

mutleythedog said...

Hmm - hardly like to mention this but the porn industry runs on stuff called "Spunk Cream" - i.e. fake come. It "comes' in huge tubes and is liberally squrted at all appropriate moments - so to speak. (Stretches collar) Don't ask me how I know this or about the never ending "Golden shower scenes" either....

Inexplicable DeVice said...

Oh I loved the Book Group! I'll have to rewatch it as I seem to have forgotten these rather interesting scenes...

CyberPete said...

Welcome back Qenny!

So nice to have you back

BEAST said...

I liked the book group as well , marvellous stuff

Tickersoid said...

Never heard of it. I'll have to check this out on Amazon. Sounds like a hoot.