*This story obviously includes NSFW embeds. Did you read the headline? You should know that.
I’m just going to put it out there: I don’t watch enough television as someone who writes about pop culture. To be fair to myself though, there’s too much television to watch. One just can’t know all of the good shows on television. Nor which shows may not be good but that you should watch because … reasons. Thank god for Twitter.
The thing about Twitter is that when something good is happening on a show, someone’s going to tweet about it. And a lot. Whether it’s the fact that the plot is good, or there was just one epic scene, someone’s going to post it. Many shows, particularly on Netflix, count on this as a way that possible fans will discover the show. But sometimes it’s not the whole plot, it’s not an entire scene … it’s just … a clip. Or a still. Especially when its explicit.
This week, this happened twice! First up was the HBO show Watchmen, which is certainly a favorite on the blue bird app. In November a scene went viral because of a large blue dildo — the Dr. Manhattan dildo to be exact. I would love to give you more context but I don’t watch the show. A mistake I realized I was making when the dildo went viral and was only reinforced this week when stills of the actor Yahya Abdul-Mateen II caught traction. Yeah, he was fully nude.
According to the interwebs, Abdul-Mateen is playing Doctor Manhattan. That means the blue dildo was modeled after him. And well … look at the material! Front and back. There’s a note to begin bingeing Watchmen on my list now
Then yesterday, the kids were back at it, this time with a clip from a BET show. “BET is outchea showing out and showing DICK,” someone wrote to Twitter. In the video, there are the ending seconds of a backlit sex scene, and the footage cuts to a woman, played by Tanisha Long, (seemingly satisfied) cooking sausages. In the background, the guy, played by Terrence T. Terrell (presumably the one who made her satisfied) and his dick, walk into the kitchen. Well, alrighty then!
The footage is from Bigger on the digital streaming platform BET+.
“If that shocked you then the whole season of Bigger on BET will have you shooked,” the platform tweeted about the moment. That’s … not how you use that word. But if you want to hand over a free year’s subscription, we’ll give you a pass!