Savage Love

It’s going to be a television show. I think it may prove less revelatory than most people think because a) Dan Savage has done so much to move the chains on where our baseline discussions about sex being, b) I don’t know that he’ll necessarily be as compelling a speaker as he is a prose author—the guy is a very funny, smart writer, and c) his sexual ethics are less revolutionary than most people think they are. I don’t know that any of this makes him less compelling as a personality, but not everything needs to be on TV. Something like Jersey Shore, which shoves America’s faces in the logical extensions of our addiction to absurd reality television, is always going to be more genuinely shocking and revealing than a married gay dude telling kinksters to mind their manners when it comes to orgy birthday parties