Shonda Rhimes voices desire for daughters to have great sex

Shonda Rhimes*Anyone who has watched “Scandal,” “Grey’s Anatomy” or “How to Get Away With Murder” knows that Shonda Rhimes doesn’t shy away from bringing a good helping of sexual situations to the small screen.In her eyes, the need to have people stop treating sex as taboo is something she’s trying to get across to all viewers. So much so that she has a problem with violence on TV getting a pass over acts of love, according to Page Six.
“I have three daughters, and I find it fascinating that you can shoot someone in the face on network television, show the whole thing, watch their brains fly out of the back of their head, and no one blinks. But people are shocked when you show anybody having sex,” Rhimes said in the October “Power Issue” of Women’s Health.
“I hope my daughters grow up to have amazing sex. I really do. I do not hope they grow up to shoot someone in the face. You know what I mean?”
“I feel like there are ways to represent women owning their sexuality and having a strong point of view about it and it not being this taboo thing that’s hidden in some closet somewhere,” she added.
Recalling a scene from “Grey’s Anatomy,” Rhimes detailed the challenges of getting past the obstacles to bringing various sex scenes in her shows to the viewing public.
“Early on [on ‘Grey’s Anatomy’], Callie and Arizona were kissing, and Arizona ran her hand up Callie’s leg — and [the network] said we couldn’t do that. I said, ‘You are not going to tell me that a woman cannot run her hand up another woman’s leg when we’ve seen Mark Sloan do all kinds of things to Callie,’” she said while standing up to the network. “A great conversation came out of it, and things turned so everybody was on the same page.”

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