might as well face it …

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” …)

The big question we’re left with is which video applies: This or this?

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3 responses to “might as well face it …

  1. superdave524

    Love the videos. The Michael Douglas quote is indicative of the culture: The only problem most people perceive about sex is the lack of access to it. But there really is more to it than that. Why did Bill Clinton feel the need to shag-a-ho when he was President? The need to be adored was the problem, the bimbos were the symptom. Sex addiction? Stupid name, but the problem of trying to substitute sex for intimacy is real. That said, Agent Mulder may well be trying to put us on. Or not. Who knows?

  2. Bro Bri

    That was a very funny Larry Sanders Show episode. HBO should really replay those.

  3. Like it… Don’t know if the story’s a fake but it gave me some good stuff to write about today!

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