If there’s one thing I’ve learned from doing a weekly sex podcast with reknowned sex and relationships therapist Dr. Laura Berman, it’s that there’s no such thing as deviant sexual behavior — unless it involves animals or children. Bottom line is, what’s normal for one person — or group of people as the case may be — is often completely unthinkable for another.
Which leads me to last night’s episode of Entourage on HBO, which in my opinion, was the best episode of the best show on TV. I’ve been hesitant to describe this show as a guy’s Sex and the City, but last night’s episode convinced me that it’s one of the best television representations of how guys think and act. I also find it interesting that more females in our newsroom seem to watch it than males.
Last night’s episode centered around a $5,000 bet between two of the characters to see who could be the first one to find a woman to have unemotional sex with. Pool any group of guys and you’ll find one or two alpha-males in the group (Vince and Drama), the guy who wants to be a player but can’t get any (Turtle), and the guy who forms an emotional bond too easily (Eric). The characters are as easily identifiable as Carrie, Miranda, Samantha and Charlotte. (Guy hint: if you’re ever talking to a group of female friends in a bar, ask them to choose a Sex in a City character. In unison, they’ll immediately point out the Samantha of the group. Every time.)
Without giving away the outcome of the episode for those of you who TiVo’d Entourage last night, I will say that part of the storyline revolves around furry erotica. Perhaps it’s my own juvenile fascination with mascot humor (see ESPN commercials, Milwaukee Brewers sausage race), but I thought it was hilarious. And the ending was priceless.
Speaking of furries — or plushophiles, whichever term you prefer — the episode reminded me of a scene from Blaxploitation: This Is How We Deaux, a comedy produced by M.P.A.A.C.T., a local theater group. Enjoy this clip, my furry little perverts!