Sunderland lecture about TV nudity
A Sunderland lecture is set to lay bare the subject of naked dating shows breaking the final taboo on mainstream British television.
Angela Smith, Professor of Language and Culture, will be asking “How the hell did this get on TV?” as part of the University of Sunderland’s School of Culture Research Seminar Series.
The talk will delve into the long history of dating shows on TV, most famously in the UK in the form of the long-running ITV show Blind Date.
Professor Smith, said: “The one that has caused most comment is Channel 4’s Naked Attraction. With full nudity, lingering close-ups and graphic descriptions, this show drove many viewers to Twitter to express dismay that this show has made it to mainstream TV.”
The talk will by held on Wednesday, March 21, from 4pm-5pm, in Room 104A, at the Reg Vardy Centre.