Reality Sex Shows - Sheila Nevins MAKERS Moment
Sheila Nevins on sex reality programming on HBO.
- I went to a tag sale and there was a book called Eros that had been banned in the Mail, that I had read about and I thought oh, great, I'm gonna stay home and make sex shows because that's the one area that HBO hasn't done and I did this sex show that turned out to be so popular, called Eros America and they put it on Cinemax because they were afraid of it but it did so well that when I came back to HBO, it opened up a door of healthy sex programming for an audience, at that time, that was deprived of that kind of titillation and so, I went out and tested the shows and I realized that half the audience didn't know what Eros meant, they said "oh yeah, I saw that show, "it was so hot, I really liked that show, "what was it called?" So when we transferred the idea of sex reality program to HBO, we changed the name to Sex, so that was it, yes, I invented sex, you're right.
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