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Friday November 6, 2009 1:36 am

Gossip Girl Threesome Stirs More Controversy

Gossip Girl ads from Season 2Hit teenage drama show Gossip Girl continues to anger parents everywhere after news of a threesome scene on Monday’s show leaked. Nothing new there, eh?

The Parents Television Council has their knickers in a bunch, deeming the scene “reckless and irresponsible” and attempting to get the network to not air the episode.

“Will you now be complicit in establishing a precedent and expectation that teenagers should engage in behaviors heretofore associated primarily with adult films? CW has been defending graphic content on Gossip Girl by asserting that they don’t target teenagers. Such a claim doesn’t even pass the ‘laugh test,’” said Parents Television Council President Tim Winter in a statement released yesterday.

I mean, this is the same show that heralded seemingly-negative reviews (“Every parent’s nightmare,” “Mind-blowingly inappropriate,” and “A nasty piece of work”) by slapping them on top of provocative, sexual pictures of the show’s characters for their season two ad campaign. They also garnered hype for the much anticipated gay kiss.

My point?

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The Gossip Girl marketing executives are savvy—they know how to get people to tune in for the show. Would you really want to be the only one at the office or school who didn’t watch last night’s episode? Didn’t think so.

As for the threesome, my guess is that it’s not going to be as graphic and racy as the Parents Television Council makes it out to be—I’m guessing that the CW hasn’t offered a preview of the scene. Don’t they realize that by causing an uproar, they’re getting more people to watch the show?

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