October 20th, 2014

The Pro Rape Episode Of Homeland

Ok, why the fuck aren't there a million blog posts this morning pointing out that Carrie essentially raped a student last night and the show played it off as an erotic thing? Is it because it was an attractive woman doing the raping? Because the victim was Muslim? Because people can't get it into their heads that women can be coercive too?

Think about the scenario. The boy is in fear of his life. The only person who can reasonably save his life is Carrie. She gets him alone in a safe house, tells him he cannot leave, hints to him strongly that she's CIA (which means he could reasonably think she could have him killed) and then starts feeling up his dick.

He says, "What are you doing?"

She says, "Is this alright?"

He says, "I don't know."

At which point she asks if he's a virgin while she's stroking the bulge in his pants. He is sweating and nervous, and - remember - thinks if he doesn't do what she says he could be killed.

She then starts kissing him and the show acts like he's totally into it and it is a totally hot sex scene.


It's more clearly rape than that Game Of Thrones episode from last season. Worse, it's clearly trying to make a woman raping an inexperienced boy seem erotic and like MILF porn.

A new low for Showtime.