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TCA: ‘Californication’ Is Not Pornographic, Its Creator/Exec Producer Says

By | Friday January 14, 2011 @ 5:18pm PST

From Ray Richmond who is contributing to Deadline Hollywood’s TCA coverage:

UPDATED: During Californication‘s TCA session, a critic suggested that the dark comedy might have gone too far in Season 3 to resemble porn. “Oh , wait, that’s totally not fair,” star David Duchovny said. Added creator/showrunner Tom Kapinos, “I don’t feel like it’s ever gone too far.  And porn is real people having sex on film.  I mean, these are people pretending to have sex while naked.  There’s nothing ‑‑ to me, that’s not porn.”

Co-star Evan Handler was also quick to support his boss. “Every one of the sex scenes in the show, at least the ones I’m involved with anyway, they’re never just to show two people have sex,” he said. “They’re always to make a comment about sex or about these particular characters having sex or the relationship of those characters. I wouldn’t get a lot of … Read More »

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HBO Movie ‘Too Big To Fail’ & Lifetime Pilot ‘Against the Wall’ Add To Casts

Nellie Andreeva

John Heard and Sex and the City alum Evan Handler have joined the cast of the HBO film Too Big to Fail, while Kathy Baker has boarded the Lifetime drama pilot Against the Wall. Directed by Curtis Hanson, Too Big to Fail dissects the 2008 financial crisis and the power brokers who decided the fate of the world’s economy as the system teetered on collapse. Heard will play former Lehman Brothers president Joe Gregory, while APA-repped Handler will prortray Lloyd Blankfein,  CEO and Chairman of Goldman Sachs. They join a star-studded ensemble cast led by William Hurt, James Woods and Paul Giamatti. Read More »

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