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    • I haven't watched any of the soaps with any regularity in a long time, so I can't really comment on what it's like without sex scenes, but I'm just thinking of how many times an episode-long conflict between a couple was punctuated with a love scene. It's definitely one of soaps' favorite tropes, and it's just one of those things that made the genre what it was. It's not the same to just open the next episode with the couple glancing at each other and making vague comments about "last night." Let us fade to black on some heavy petting, please!
    • It feels like that is why they moved Brad to Lauren. I think they knew Beth was leaving and maybe it was to be Jill/Brad/Lauren, but Brenda's departure squashed that. You can see Jill giving Lauren the side eye at the men's line launch, haha. Yeah Jess and Don had no real romantic story as far as I remember and the chemistry wasn't quite there. I think also Jess doesn't play Jill's sexual side as much, except where needed. Brenda was always slinking around like a Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Jess has a bit more of a harder energy or more masculine at times.    Beth's last airdate was June 4, so she left late May and I assume she gave the show decent notice. (the show taped 2 weeks ahead when it went to an hour, except toward the end of the year when they would work an extra day each week to build up 2 extra weeks for the holidays as per Jess Walton who responded to a fan question in 1993. Though I guess with all the pre-emptions in 87 they didn't need to bother) Also Bell stated he wrote anywhere from 5 - 7 weeks ahead per an interview in 1985.
    • LOL I don't agree with him either (movies like Unfaithful don't work without sex scenes), but specific to soaps how do you feel? Have you missed them now that Covid prevents any show from doing them?
    • I think that tweet is stupid lol Sex has definitely driven plenty of plot points in real life, so yes, it's often necessary to at least see some of it in a movie or TV show. Is it always necessary? Probably not. But to make a blanket statement saying that they're complete unnecessary is foolish.
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