It just doesn't surprise me anymore. Any time there are rave reviews over a movie, you can be sure there's at least one very explicit sex scene. I offer as evidence of this, "Monster" (Charlize Theron plays a bisexual serial killer, filmed in a slathering lip-lock with Christina Ricci); "Game of Thrones" (explicit sex scenes throughout, such as a naked woman getting it from behind as her breasts bobble wildly); "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" (Well, maybe much of the sex, and certainly the violence, is necessary. But I can't say for sure, since I only managed to watch one episode, before realizing an ugly part of history had been resurrected for entertainment, and only for it's own sake. I simply found it to be depressing); "True Blood" (Do I really have to go into this one?) Maybe those little Oscar statues should be re-cast, complete with a massive ****-on. The Oscars seem to have become a laughable fiasco.
The producers, director, cast, etc., will argue that these scenes were necessary to establish the character, yada-yada-yada, but at least in some of these scenarios, I question this. Come on! It's only a competition to top the other movies, etc., for shock value.
If shock-jock radio can be used as a comparison, it seems that the new attitude is, "Writing? Writing be da**ed! Bring on the T @ A!
Andy Griffith made me laugh out loud. So did, "I Love Lucy". "My Three Sons", etc. And no sex. Where's the talent? And I'm no prude.