laurs sent me the huffpo story about david duchovny’s trip to rehab for sex addiction. of course we all wonder if it’s just a well-timed publicity stunt leading up to the new season of californication. and of course we cringe at the predictability of DD getting involved in a sex scandal — he’s always playing some sort of horndog letch. and then of course any person with a brain wonders: does sex addiction even exist? should behavioral issues be treated on the same plane as biochemical addictions to drugs and alcohol? if one considers gambling an addiction, should sex be treated the same way? hmm.
one comment on the huffpo board did catch my attention as to whether the story is even real:
“This is a put-on. Remember that during the Larry Sanders Show, Duchovny played himself having a homosexual crush on Gary Shandling. This is someone very comfortable in his own skin and his own sexuality. And both David and his wife are excellent comedians…they’re just having fun with us. Imagine if he did, indeed, have a sexual addiction…do you think he’d share that with us? I’m sure that he would prefer to go to rehab and claim it was for substance abuse instead. No one goes into rehab for sexual addiction and issues a press release announcing it to the world. Tain’t done. Michael Douglas once went into rehab for substance abuse and complained because some tabloids were declaring it was for sexual addiction. His father said: what are complaining for? You should be proud they’re writing that! Sorry, this whole thing smells. It’s a put-on.”
Regardless I have to laugh at how the network characterized the situation in a press statement: “All of us at Showtime wish David and his family the best during this very private time.”
Ain’t nothin’ private about this, brah! (As I mull some sort of joke involving “privates” …)