There was a time in film and TV when nudity and sexual content was non-existent. There were even times when a married couple would be depicted as sleeping in separate beds. A lot has changed since the beginning of TV. Now, intense sexuality and graphic nudity can be found on some of the most successful TV series. Cable television, paid subscriptions and online streaming have less restrictions and makes it possible for the series to get away with a lot more. ABC’s NYPD Blue was one of the first shows to depict people engaging in sexual acts. They didn’t show any nudity and most of it was in the dark. However, it was highly suggestive. Now it’s common for some shows to feature sexy and beautiful people in steamy, hot and sweaty sex scenes that can get viewers all hot and bothered…wait…what were we talking about? Oh, yeah, sexual content on TV. There are fewer restrictions with violence and sexual content nowadays, however it can still cause controversy. Here is a look at 15 TV shows that feature a lot of sexual content.
15 Boardwalk Empire September 19, 2010 – October 26, 2014
Boardwalk Empire revolved around Enoch “Nucky” Thompson who was one of the top gangsters, politicians and bootleggers in Atlantic City during the 1920’s and 1930’s. The series aired on HBO and the network is known for pushing the boundaries when it comes to violence and sexual content. The series was universally critically acclaimed. Critics praised the series for its directing, cast and writing. The show featured brutal violence, intense sexuality and graphic nudity. Yes, even in the 1920s people were looking for some sweaty, intense and steamy action. The series featured a lot of sexual content and sometimes pushed the envelope on what they could do. The series did tremendously well and was nominated for several awards.