'Spartacus' Creator Defends the Show's Sex Addiction -- Both Straight and Gay
Famous Male Exposed: Andy Whitfield
Heard about the television show "Spartacus" and wonder what all the fuss is about? Let me warn you there will be plenty of mayhem in the upcoming third season of this show to talk about — the primal sort of bedlam that was commonplace in ancient Rome. DeKnight "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," "Angel," "Smallville, "Viva Laughlin" and "Dollhouse" took part in a special conference call to discuss the increasingly popular franchise. The most obvious questions about the show centered around what some see as a brutally violent and highly sexually explicit show. DeKnight made no excuses for the uncensored and graphic battle and brothel scenes that have become the hallmark of this show: "Every now and then somebody will say something about oh it's too violent, oh there's too much sex, but that's the show it is. Thankfully Starz is very supportive, and we get to tell the story we want to tell. As for the homosexual scenes in the show, he dismisses those critics, too.
‘Spartacus’ Creator Talks About Replacing Whitfield, Nudity, the Finite Ways to Kill a Man
Whitfield eventually succumbed to the disease last September, and this Friday, Spartacus will return to television for its second season, with a new title and a new lead. Actress Viva Bianca recalls the first few days of shooting Spartacus: Vengeance with a tinge of sadness in her voice, as she remembers her fallen costar and sings the praises of her new one, Liam McIntyre. Do you see this as a make it or break it season? It got really good ratings and developed a big following.
By Robert Rorke. In the scene, Thracian he-man Spartacus, played by Welsh-born actor Andy Whitfield, is making love to his wife. The camera lovingly pans down their writhing naked bodies. Sex scenes, in fact, come at regular intervals in the series premiere, with full-frontal female nudity 18 minutes into the one-hour episode. During the eight-month shoot, the cast grew accustomed to being naked.