Skip navigation! Story from Entertainment. Remember when TV couples slept in twin beds and everyone pretty much assumed that Little Ricky was the product of some immaculate conception? Remember when you could watch a show and not worry about a parent or nephew walking in on you? Now you don't even need cable to see your favorite TV characters doing the deed, though it certainly doesn't hurt. Viola Davis is pulling out her back.
Before the Internet, Cable TV Was for Porn
Nudity in American television - Wikipedia
Although porn never became a big part of the cable TV business, it was central in debates over its regulation. As film and media studies scholar Luke Stadel writes, long before the internet, the battle over cable porn raised legal and moral questions about technology that made sexual content available at the flip of a switch. HBO lured subscribers with sexploitation movies, which occupied a middle ground between broadcast TV or Hollywood films and hardcore porn that required a trip to a sleazy movie theater. Local cable channels also offered a variety of titillating material. The most successful channel in this niche was the Playboy Channel, which started in But even Playboy struggled.
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Adult Cable Shows Adult channels are channels that feature adult content, in the sense of erotica or pornography. Dark Net. Watch Now. Secret Diary.
Nudity in American television is a controversial topic. Aside from a few exceptions, nudity in the United States has traditionally not been shown on terrestrial television. On the other hand, cable television has been much less constrained as far as nudity is concerned. The Public Broadcasting Service , which features nudity in anthropological documentaries as well as some films, was the first network to display national programming that featured frontal female nudity on television. In  with a rerun in  , the PBS National Geographic special Man: The Incredible Machine looked into parts of the human body and included in its opening scenes a fully nude woman in an artist's model pose; probably less for this than the innovative micro- and interior cinematography, this was for more than half a decade the most popular single program broadcast on the network.