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post #1 of 39 (permalink) Old 2008-05-09, 03:29 PM Thread Starter
 
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Adult Entertainment on TMN - Beware Thread R Rated....

We used to subscribe to TMN a while back and they were showing hardcore films just about every night, with edits to meet some vague content guidelines related to male orgasms. Apparently oral, anal, and vaginal intercourse are perfectly ok for Canadian viewers to watch, but the so-called "pop shot" is a no-no.

Does anyone know if this is still the case or if standards have changed? I have heard that nothing is edited out in Quebec, but then again, that's the Quebec I know and love :-)

Also, if anyone knows who or what is drawing the lines as far as acceptable and offensive sexual conduct for broadcast, as in if this a strict CRTC or internal TM decision, please share.
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I'm not up (no pun intended) on the latest in Adult film guidelines but I would suggest that this is some prudish decision by Astral.

I'll bet you still get the big finish on some of the PPV channels and Hustler (its' still around isn't it?)



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The correct term is "money shot" BTW.

Don't ask me why I know this.
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In "Body Double" I'm pretty sure the camera or boom guy says "Where's the c*m shot?"
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Astral owns part of Viewers Choice, which has several channels of XXX, so they probably don't want to give it all away with TMN. I don't think there's anything to say that you can't show it. There ARE guidelines but they are more along the lines of not dehumanizing any of the "actors".
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That's what I was thinking, TJ...the CRTC has always frowned upon violent sexual content, and in 99% of the cases, the money shot ends up all over a woman's face, which, depending upon context and your point of view, can be seen as (a)degrading and/or (b) an act of aggression.

PPV is all in, no edits, as is Hustler (which isn't available from Eastlink). Playboy edits similar to TMN, but they also will not show anal, or at least that was the case when we subscribed a couple years ago.

Thankfully, and I don't know how I scored on this front, my wife also enjoys the odd porno.
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I have heard that nothing is edited out in Quebec
That is just a myth to get more Anglos to move to La Belle Province.

I assume you are talking about SE?
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I can understand the "money" shots being edited out for TMN. (Playboy did the same). But what I have a hard (ahem) time understanding is why TMN edits out the toys. I can't understand that at all. Like they're saying "genital sex is OK, but no plastic".

I find that strange. Unless, like TJ77 said, they do it so that people still will buy the PPV stuff which shows all that.
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On the various TMN movie channels (there have been a lot of movies in HD this past month), there has been:

- Oral, fingers, anal (not very often) and "toys", although also not very often. No money shot.

Edit 2011.11.20 - I believe there have been occasional instances of the money shot since 2008.

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if Playboy Tv doesn't show the "money shot" how do you accept TMN too?
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Us Westerners have enough problems with $haw as it is, but dumping Movie Central and gettign with hardcore TMN would be a nice gesture
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if Playboy Tv doesn't show the "money shot" how do you accept TMN too?
Don't see how this is comparable.

American terrestrial TV channels can't show a bare female nipple at 3 AM in a non-sexual situation, yet a Canadian one can at anytime of day - and almost anything goes after 9 pm.

The two countries aren't really comparable on these issues.
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if Playboy Tv doesn't show the "money shot" how do you accept TMN too?
Took me a few reads to figure it out...
I'm thinking you meant to say, "...how do you expect TMN to [do so]?"
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Don't see how this is comparable.

American terrestrial TV channels can't show a bare female nipple at 3 AM in a non-sexual situation, yet a Canadian one can at anytime of day - and almost anything goes after 9 pm.

The two countries aren't really comparable on these issues.
Huh? Neither Playboy TV nor TMN are terrestrial channels. What does your statement have to do with anything in this conversation?
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Huh? Neither Playboy TV nor TMN are terrestrial channels. What does your statement have to do with anything in this conversation?
I thought my point was quite clear. Comparing a domestic channel to a foreign one hasn't got much meaning, given the gross fundamental differences between the two countries. I thought the examply crystalized that - even though it was terrestrial.
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