Desperate housewives promo too racy for Kiwi kidsJune 11th, 2008 - 6:50 pm ICT by ANI
Wellington, June 11 (ANI): The promotional trailer of the popular television programme Desperate Housewives has come under fire from the Broadcasting Standards Authority in New Zealand.
The body did not impose an order on Television New Zealand for showing the promo, but it hoped that its decision would serve as a reminder to broadcasters to take care when advertising adults-only shows during G-rated host programmes.
The promo contained the scenes including three separate shots showing three fully clothed couples kissing.
Two were standing, and the third couple was lying on a bed with the woman on top of the man.
It featured a topless man embracing a woman lying on her bed wearing lingerie.
Also, the advertisement shows a woman in her bra, shown from the waist upwards.
The promo also includes a female character saying to another “if I was a lesbian, I’d totally do you” and a female character saying “let’s have sex” and rolling on top of her husband on their bed to kiss him. Both characters were fully clothed.
Craig Green, of Wellington complained to the authority, saying that the “lesbian’ line was intended to be humorous and that it would not be clear to a child what the phrase actually referred to.
“One minute he was watching a movie about a playful car and the next minute he was watching a 30 second ad packed with, by your own admission, at least three counts of overt sexual innuendo,” the NZPA quoted Green, as saying.
The authority has supported the complaint that the promo had breached Standard 9 of the Free-to-Air Television Code of Broadcasting Practice, which requires broadcasters preparing and presenting programmes during children’s normally accepted viewing times, to consider the interest of child viewers. (ANI)
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