The Parents Television Council is all pissy about the existence of Sex Box, a real TV program where couples climb into an opaque, soundproof box and commence sexual intercourse, coming to WE tv February 27. (But it's educational because they talk it out with some therapists afterward, duh.)
The Hollywood Reporter notes that the org's professional pearl-clutchers have launched a petition to "STOP SEX BOX!" Specifically, they want WE tv booted from basic cable packages, lest it pollute the minds of America's youth:
"In order for a child to watch the Disney Channel, her parents must now also pay for a live sex show on WE tv," PTC president Tim Winter says in a statement. "Something is terribly, horribly broken in the marketplace when an industry is capable of making that happen."....
"If some adults want to watch a program like that, let them pay for it. But forcing it into the basic cable bundle and making parents and families pay for it is an outrage," Winter adds. "Sex Box should never see the light of day on basic cable."
Yes, Sex Box is a great argument for replacing literally every basic channel with 24/7 Mathnet reruns and the occasional live ballet broadcast. And yes, unbundled cable options would be great, because I'm tired of paying $100 when all I want is TCM and Bravo, anyway. However, here's a revolutionary idea: Don't let your kids watch! You are the parent! You have the power!