Get SF Weekly Newsletters

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Fox Refuses to Pay FCC Fine, FCC Forced to Graphically Describe Whip Cream Striptease

Posted By on Tue, Mar 25, 2008 at 11:00 AM

Fox and the FCC just can't seem to get along.The purveyor or schlocky reality TV and fair and balanced reporting is refusing to pay a $1.2 million fine for airing an episode of a show called Married By America in 2004 that the FCC deemed indecent. An article in Variety reports that Fox is arguing the content was not indecent, but "integral to the storyline." The integral content?
"We reject Fox's claim," FCC analysts wrote after reviewing videotape. "Even with Fox's editing, the episode includes scenes in which partygoers lick whipped cream from strippers' bodies in a sexually suggestive manner. Another scene features a man on all fours in his underwear as two female strippers playfully spank him. Although the episode electronically obscures any nudity, the sexual nature of the scenes is inescapable, as the strippers attempt to lure partygoers into sexually compromising situations."
Sounds pretty integral to me. -Andy Wright

  • Pin It

Tags: , , , ,

About The Author

Andy Wright


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Popular Stories

  1. Most Popular Stories
  2. Stories You Missed

Like us on Facebook


  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"