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American audiences are about to get an eyeful of British degeneracy.
HBO Max has quietly added several uncensored seasons of "Naked Attraction" to its U.S.-facing catalogue. This U.K. export is unique in its efforts to reduce inspirited and emotional beings to faceless meat.
The program, which originally appeared on Britain's publicly owned Channel 4, presents a lustful albeit clothed single individual with six potential dates. Rather than have the suitors make romantic or intellectual appeals, their naked bodies are meant to do all the talking.
Over the course of an episode, the "chooser" critiques the six bodies, genitalia and all. Gradually, screens obscuring the upper portions of the potential dates' bodies rise, eventually exposing their faces.
Finally, after the chooser has eliminated four potential dates, the chooser must take off his or her own clothing, providing the remaining two prospects an opportunity to judge his or her body. In the event that the chosen nudist can stomach the sight of the chooser, the two go out on a clothed date.
The show includes non-straight matchups, and the new season reportedly features a transvestite who got a sex-change surgery.
The Telegraph noted in a damning review around the time of the show's debut in 2016 that "in spite of some entertaining moments, Naked Attraction essentially reduced human attraction to a kind of game show meat market. ... Naked Attraction is in the schedules because Channel 4 wanted a quick and easy ratings boost. And that really is the bottom line."
The Hollywood Reporter indicated that this byproduct of an ongoing cultural standardization by a low standard is not wholly unlike the dating app Tinder where users swipe through potential partners as if shopping for fashion apparel.
Unsurprisingly, the show's dehumanizing setup results in "jaw-droppingly brutal" remarks such as "his member is too small" or "I don't like her feet," according to the Reporter.
The conservative watchdog group Parents Television and Media Council issued a statement Monday, calling on HBO to remove the series from Max.
"Naked Attraction should not exist on the Max streaming platform, and HBO should immediately remove this exploitative, pornographic program. Our research has found that Max has mediocre parental controls, enabling children to access some of the most explicit streaming content on the market," said Melissa Henson, vice president of the Parents Television and Media Council.
"There is no doubt children will be able to easily access Naked Attraction, the purpose of which is to shock and titillate the audience with uncensored and explicit nudity," continued Henson. "And in a new low for HBO, the show fully exploits its own participants, somehow convincing them that their exploitation for the purpose of dating is right and good."
"The fact that HBO quietly added Naked Attraction tells us everything we need to know: HBO is duplicitous. It gives the appearance of a trusted family brand by hosting Harry Potter and Sesame Street, but HBO has now lifted its own veil, revealing that it is and always was a pornography channel," added Henson.
Whereas the PTC denounced "Naked Attraction" as exploitative, the host of Disney's ABC show "The View" gushed over the series.
After her co-host Sara Haines pretended to be a male sexual organ, Hostin bragged about binge-watching the show with her husband, noting there had been "some pretty penises on that show."
Naked Attraction | Trailer | HBO GOyoutu.be
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Joseph MacKinnon is a staff writer for Blaze News.