HBO the premium cable and satellite television network is the oldest and longest continuously operating pay TV service in the U.S. Aside from being an established cable service, HBO knows how to stay on top of their game. More than airing quality shows they know a little something about airing steamy moments to keep their viewers interested.
HBO is known for producing top notch entertainment that’s not afraid to push the envelope. I mean, let’s take a look at some of their content! Now that we’ve dimmed the lights, we’ve listed 10 of HBO‘s most steamy moments. From modern favorites like Game of Thrones and Girls to acclaimed classics like The Sopranos, here are the 10 memorable moments that caused quite a controversy.
10. True Detective: Debauched Scene
True Detective is an anthology crime drama TV series. Its first season received generally outstanding reviews from critics and earned high ratings for HBO. So to keep things interesting, they decided to throw in a huge debauched scene.
Even before season 2 aired, there were rumors that there will be a huge lovemaking party to be included in one of the episodes. Surprisingly, there was and it starred Rachel McAdams character Ani Bezzerides doing an undercover investigation. It was too much for TV so it caused quite a controversy.
9. Westworld: A Good Old Fashioned Robot Debauched Scene
Westworld is a science fiction–thriller media franchise. It began in 1973 with the release of the film Westworld and HBO based their series on the original film. And yet again, HBO struck again by including a huge lovemaking party.
Instead of people making love, it was “robots.” Despite the buzz created when it was aired, there was a leak that extras had to sign a nudity consent form in which they agreed to “posing on all fours while others who are fully in the nude ride on your back” and “genital-to-genital” touching.
8. Looking: The Steamy Kevin/Patrick Scene
Looking is a comedy-drama series about a group of gay friends living in San Francisco. But after only two seasons, HBO announced that Looking would not be renewed for a third season, instead ordering a one-time special to serve as its series finale
But before ending the series, they managed to air a very steamy scene between Kevin and Patrick. Like they say, nothing is more sensual when the simmering “will they/won’t they” tension finally reaches its steamy boiling point.
7. The Sopranos: Tony’s Birthday Beej
The Sopranos is a crime drama TV series about the family of a New Jersey-based Italian-American mobster Tony Soprano. It revolves around the struggles he faces as he tries to balance the conflicting requirements of his home life and his criminal organization.
The Sopranos is widely considered as one of the greatest TV series of all time. But aside from home life and running a criminal organization a surprise steamy scene was included. It was Tony’s birthday and as a treat, Carmela gave Tony a birthday morning he won’t forget.
6. Girls: The Climax Of Adam And Natalia’s Rendezvous
So much has been written about this controversial scene, and even series creator Lena Dunham admitted back in 2013 that there are no easy answers regarding its uncomfortable conclusion.
“Did what Adam do constitute rape? That’s hard for me to answer,” Dunham told the LA Times. “I’m a rabid feminist, and no woman should ever be placed in a sexual situation that leaves her feeling degraded or compromised. That’s not what sex is supposed to feel like. But I don’t think Adam is a villain. If he thought he had even touched the R-word, he would be unable to live. To me, it seemed like a terrible miscommunication between two people who didn’t know what they really wanted.”
5. Insecure: Issa Cheats On Lawrence
Insecure is a comedy series created by Issa Rae and Larry Wilmore, which is partially based on Issa’s widely commended web series Awkward Black Girl. Since its release, the show has gone on to receive critical recognition.
Just like any other HBO series, the show featured a steamy moment between Issa and Daniel. So, Issa stays late at the music studio in episode 5 and hooks up with Daniel. Despite, the steamy couch session and Issa being in a relationship the viewers secretly rooted for their rendezvous. The chemistry simply cannot be denied.
4. True Blood: Bill And Lorena’s Hate
In this memorable Season 3 scene, Bill and Lorena prove that there’s a fine line between love and lovemaking. “You have won. You have deprived me of my freedom. My home. My humanity. But I will never, ever love you. NEVER.”
3. The ‘Tell Me You Love Me’ Hand Scene
In the pilot episode of this provocative series, Scott’s character receives some handiwork from his wife. The Tell Me You Love drama series has a reputation for their realistic illustration of lovemaking.
“They wanted it in the contract that they could show my manhood on the show,” Scott said. “So we were like, Wait a second, once that is shown on a television show, it’s no longer a fictional show, now it’s a documentary or adult,’ so we had to get them to take that out. So what we ended up doing is when they needed it up we would have this fake man part that I would have to put on, like it had straps and stuff. And in the pilot, she gives me a handiwork, so they had to rig up a fake man part that shot hair conditioner. It had a pump in it, and there was someone behind the couch working the pump, and it would malfunction and spray all over everybody. It was hilarious.”
2. Game Of Thrones: Incest Next To The Dead
The popular and well-loved fantasy drama series did not hesitate to push the boundaries when it comes to memorable scenes. Just like in its fourth season episode where there was this steamy and weird scene between Cersei and Jaime Lannister.
The scene combined incest, rape and love making next to your deceased son. It’s a weirdness trifecta in this totally uncomfortable scene. But like we said, the series is not short of memorable scenes. Just check them out if you want to know.
1. Girls: Let Him Eat Cake
Aside from Game of Thrones, Girls is not one to shy away from provocative content. Girls aired a scene that launched thousands of internet articles when it showed Marnie receiving a rim job. The actress provided some behind-the-scenes details about the memorable scene to In Touch magazine.
“I mean, think about where he is,” Allison said. “I grabbed the makeup girl and said, ‘I want to smell like a cake,’ so we put vanilla cream everywhere, so everything smells good. And then I’m like, ‘Grace, we’re going to rig something invisible from the side, but that feels like a pillow when he puts his face into it.’”
These series are not your average TV shows to entertain you. They stir quite some controversy and it’s not for the faint hearted. Just because it’s popular doesn’t mean it’s for everybody.
These scenes will definitely make you feel uncomfortable. Just look at the commotion it caused in the internet community when it was aired. But if you don’t mind then HBO’s definitely the channel for you.