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I am probably going to disappoint a lot of male readers but I am going to say the Percy Jackson chick showing her tits in “True Detective” was unnecessary and probably the only real mistake of a perfect show.

I noticed “Homeland” did the same thing, a high concept show always gets worried on episode 2 of their first season and they show the tits.

I do not blame the writers, especially the head writer of the show. I blame the producers. As someone who has sat and been part of film pitch sessions and heard a producer ask 2/3 of the people after each pitch ‘is there sex in it?’ I know many of these men (they are usually men) are slimey fuckheads.

I am not a fan of many producers because they pander to the lowest common dominator, which I feel is one of the highest sins in art.

I get that you feel the need to do it when you are taking risks with high concept shows like “Homeland” or “True Detective”; you get worried people won’t get it, it will go over there head, but you should have faith in your show’s strength don’t think throwing a pair of tits in the second episode is gonna make or break the show.

Where books and movies are so guility of this (the box office and the amazon top 100 is a lot LCD crap) TV shows have been able to be artful and still reach a large audience.

“True Detective” is such an excellent show because of its writing and acting and I rather hear Matthew McConaughey’s dialogue then see a gratituous tit scence.

Also sometimes less is more, we know they are having an affair, showing the Percy Jackson’s girl’s tits did nothing for the story it was just to get people to say: hey the Percy Jackson girl showed her tits on that new HBO show.

Producers, trust me I like boobs (most men do), as much as the next guy and I find the Percy Jackson actress to be a very attractive woman but at the same time don’t cheapen your show with what you feel is obligatory tit and ass shot.

I honestly think if you are going to use nudity as a security blanket and get people talking, than show a dick–Woody Harrelson drunk with his pecker hanging out would have been talked about (he is also a producer of the show.)

I am not anti-nudity (I managed a porn store), I am anti-pandering especially when the material is special art that doesn’t come around much.

I can see tits on Internet, I can’t see great art many places.

Have faith in the art, and I will leave you will this math answer.

True Detective Dialogue > Percy Jackson Girl’s Boobs.

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