THE current Craig McLachlan situation makes one realise that the future of entertainment as we know it is at risk of becoming that of cartoons or PG-only type movies or shows.
So all of us adults should forget about anything AO rated or even kissing in PG shows.
Sounds absolutely silly, you say.
Well I suggest you think about it seriously.
The actors of the future, both male and female (apologies to the neutral gender minority among us) will insist that the producers indemnify them against sexual harassment charges that might be forthcoming anytime after the “event” took place.
Just a stage kiss can be construed as sexual harassment, let alone out-and-out sex scenes that simulate you know what.
There is no way that any producer would be prepared to guarantee that sexual harassment charges would never happen.
The easiest way to overcome the problem is to produce Pixar or Disney cartoon-type entertainment.
Failing that, it will see the rebirth of ’30s and ’40s type of movie-producing and directing where even married couples slept in single beds.
Kissing will be banned, along with any form of physical endeavour.
Nudity of any type will be banned as artists can claim bullying by the producer or director made it happen against their wishes under the threat of losing the role if they did not comply.
The puritans among us will be doing handstands in the streets whilst us sinners will be lamenting the past.
It will also see the demise of the AO DVD section in adult shops but promote the under-counter sales of this type of merchandise.
Don’t be ridiculous you say?
Well I suggest you reflect on how our existing social life and activity has been altered in recent times by minority group persistence.
Mind you, I am not downgrading nor excusing any unacceptable behaviour in the McLachlan case.
I am only suggesting how to eradicate it in the future for the protection of all artists.
Now the next issue to resolve is on-stage or screen swearing followed by foul language in music.
The lawyers laugh all the way to the bank. — R. HENDERSON Sharon