Surprise! People Are Mad About The Orgy Scene In ‘Westworld’

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HBO’s new series Westworld has gotten tons of praise, but it was only a matter of time before someone was going to complain. The show can obviously get pretty darn racy — it’s on HBO and it’s about a futuristic theme park that lets rich people live out their fantasies. FANTASIES. What do you really expect?

Nonetheless, some people were still surprised by the giant orgy in episode five. Even by HBO standards, it was pretty graphic, but those in Westworld can indulge in their every desire. Unfortunately, this was too much for some and the non-profit organization known as The National Centre On Sexual Exploitation (or “Morality In Media”) was fed up.

The group issued a length press release slamming the latest episode.

“The latest episode was replete with gratuitous depictions of female nudity, and included an orgy depicting several explicit sex acts, as well as a scene focusing on exposed male genitalia. I would love to hear [episode director] Richard Lewis explain to me how these scenes reflect a ‘modicum of taste.’ No plot necessitates this level of explicit depictions of sex acts and nudity. In fact, one wonders if HBO producers are capable of creating plots that don’t depend on pornography for shock value.

What the creators of ‘Westworld’ don’t understand, is that graphic sexual scenes are not artful or compelling. Instead, they are toxic fodder for our societal crisis of using people – especially women – as sexual objects, and minimizing the sexual trauma or violence that can result. The creators of ‘Westworld’ and executives at HBO need to start focusing on plot lines instead of prurient and pornographic scenes that objectify women and men.”

Personally, we have to commend HBO on slipping us some male genitalia. Usually TV nudity is reserved for the ladies. We’ve got to give a slow clap for equality. It’s also pretty important to remember that while the orgy might have been…well, an orgy, it did push the plot along. The scene furthered the divide between Logan and William.

Also, must we remind you that in a TV world where anyone can indulge their every whim, wild things are bound to happen. What did you expect?

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