Britain's Channel 4 gave viewers an inside look at the U.K. adult industry in October when it aired the four-episode drama series Adult Material . Now, American fans will get to see the porn-themed series for themselves, when the series
debuts on the HBO Max streaming service December 11.
The series stars British actress Hayley Squires as Jolene Dollar, a fictional, aging porn performer who struggles to balance a career in the adult industry with the responsibilities of motherhood
to her three children. Veteran actor Rupert Everett co-stars as a porn producer who oversees Jolene Dollar's scenes.
UK critics responded enthusiastically to the show, with one saying that Adult Material, raises big questions about sex, consent and
power -- and will have you both laughing and crying.
Adult Material has also been sold to Australia's SBS Viceland where the first episode was broadcast on 1st December.
Erect penises appeared on broadcast television on Monday reportedly for the first time in a new taboo-shattering Channel 4 documentary. Me & My Penis , which aired at 10pm, showed footage of eight erections as men pose for naked photographs
while discussing male issues.
The erections are shown in an entirely artistic photographic context, and Channel 4 feels that filming them doesn't break any rules.
The subjects filmed for the documentary are photographed by London-based British
artist and fine art photographer Ajamu, whose radical portraits of the male body have pushed boundaries and provoked cultural debate.
While he shoots their intimate photographs, the men discuss their varied experiences -- from the pleasures of sex to
stories of infertility and sexual abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder, homophobia and mental health. The programme, which airs at 10pm, will show footage of eight erections as men pose for naked photographs while discussing male issues.
Broadcasting watchdog Ofcom has previously said there is no ban on showing erections on TV, but it would have to be justified by the context.
1300 complaints were sent to the US TV censors of the FCC about Shakira and J.Lo's Super Bowl halftime show
The Federal Communications Commission received 1,312 complaints from viewers whingeing about the sexy dancing of Shakira and Jennifer
The singers danced on poles, twerked, belly-danced and made more than a few sexually suggestive gestures.
Some of the complaints claimed that their children were exposed to a 'porno' show. Other adults claimed the show encouraged sex
trafficking. And some people were upset that no public warnings were given before the show, which one viewer said was less a musical act than an X-rated strip club performance.
A lot of the complaints included threats about boycotting Pepsi. Well,
not even just Pepsi. People said they planned to also boycott the Super Bowl, its halftime shows and even the entire NFL.