Saturday, June 28, 2008

Swingtown producer sees double ... standards, that is

Another of my Banff TV festival posts is up on Blogcritics, based on the Master Class session with Swingtown executive producer and director Alan Poul (whose credits include Six Feet Under, My So-Called Life, and Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City):
  • Swingtown Producer Sees Double Standards In Network Standards
    "They're kind of akin to a third world theocracy, the level of sexual puritanism," Poul said of the FCC. "On Desperate Housewives or CSI, there is a level of lascivious content, but the person involved usually gets punished or, preferably, killed. We love our characters. We don't judge them. There are no negative repercussions for the behaviour they're engaging in. They find that terrifying." Read more.