The network that has refused to give Guiding Light fans so much as a kiss between two female characters who are in love with one another is home to the top-rated daytime drama, The Young and the Restless. Y&R is a good show. In some ways, it's a great show. There are some wonderful actors on Y&R. The sets are beautiful, and the production values are top notch. While the writing may falter from time to time, Y&R has proven itself to be self-aware: if something goes wrong, they fix it. Right now, the writing on Y&R is pretty damned great. So, yeah, CBS cancelled Guiding Light and has shafted Otalia fans, big time, but they're also home to the best drama daytime has to offer, so why invite the network to go fuck itself? Because of this:
Why is this upsetting? Why would it set me off in such a way? The two characters in the scene, Devon and Tyra, the two folks who end up sucking one another's lips off and rubbing genitals on the couch? They're AUNT AND NEPHEW. That's right. CBS seems to feel that a full-on pash between an aunt and her nephew is suitable programming, but a kiss between two women who are in love with one another, not attached to others, and not related to one another? INAPPROPRIATE.
Now, I don't want to hear about how Tyra and Devon turn out not to be be biologically related. For all intents and purposes, they are aunt and nephew. It's the only relationship they've known. Incest isn't just about the mingling of a shared bloodline. In fact, that's the least of the problems with it. It's about boundaries. About an abuse of power. People who inhabit positions of familial authority are not supposed to have intimate, sexual relations with their young charges. Do we welcome the idea of men making out with their adopted daughters? Should foster mothers fuck their foster sons? Do most of us think that NAMBLA is a great, fucking idea, because it extends the father/son dynamic to a sexual realm? Um. NO. WE DON'T. Because these things are so fucking WRONG. And unhealthy. And even ABUSIVE.
Yet. Yet. Yet. CB fucking S feels it's A-Ok to show a hot and heavy kiss, and partial disrobing, between an adult aunt and her barely-out-of-his-teens nephew, and portray it as sexy. This, and still no Otalia kiss. If Tyra and Devon sucking face and grinding mid-sections on the couch is ok, we should be seeing Olivia Spencer and Natalia Rivera going at it in the nude, in the gazebo, with a full arsenal of sex toys. Because Olivia and Natalia having sex would be the right and logical thing. It would be a fucking beautiful thing. Devon and Tyra, nephew and aunt, making out and obviously getting ready to screw? It's bloody OBSCENE.
CBS? Seriously. Go fuck yourself. And fuck your aunt. Hell, CBS, bend over and take it from your uncle, while you're at it.