Cape Town – M-Net Edge (DStv 102) is again bringing full frontal male nudity to viewers across South Africa, flashing penis to viewers across the country with the start of the second season of The Affair which also has its debut episode available on DStv Catch Up.
While breasts abound on racy television with a lot of female nudity on display in shows from HBO, Showtime and Starz productions, the male penis prominently displayed in television drama has remained the more elusive creature.
Now South African viewers are getting a poke in the eye as penises are unexpectedly starting to pop up in more shows.
After M-Net (DStv 101) and M-Net Edge showed South African viewers penises in Shameless, Outlander and in Looking the South African pay-TV broadcaster did it again this morning at 01:00 for the second season premiere of The Affair in which Helen (Maura Tierney) stares at the new penis in her bed.
The Affair episode is now available on DStv Catch Up.
Watch a trailer for season 2 of The Affair here:
The second season's penis depiction instantly led to a flurry of reports in American media on Monday for the episode in which a penis body double was used as a stand-in for actor Josh Stamberg as his character Max stands naked in front of Helen and shows his goods.
Maura Tierney told E! the scene made her cringe, but she liked that it provided "a big jump ahead for the character".
Stamberg told Entertainment Weekly that it was really awkward immediately after filming the scene.
"Not with the other actor but with everyone else in the room who has been watching you do this. Suddenly the dude behind the monitor can't look at you.”
You can watch the nude scene here. (Warning: This link clicks through to a nude scene. Duh!)
*A previous version of this article wrongly stated that The Affair on M-Net Edge was broadcast across Africa. M-Net Edge in South Africa and other countries in Africa don't have exactly the same programming. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.
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