Unfortunately, the drastic increase of nudity on hit TV shows is reserved for the female characters (save for the odd male ass here and there), which is why last night’s ballsy dick shot in last night’s season two premiere of The Affair was such a welcome change of pace. But this wasn’t just any dick shot; this dick shot was masterful.
We find Max and Helen, the latter of which has been introduced this season as an additional narrators on the show (last season there were only two – the folks having the affair. This season there are four) in a hotel bed post coitus. Max gets up to order some room service (typically it’s the woman who gets out of bed first on TV shows, allowing for a money shot of her tits), specifying that his lady’s fruit plate have the good stuff in it; none of that honeydew bullshit (if that’s not taking care of your woman, I don’t know what is). Then it happens; Max turns to camera while the focus is on Helen – still in bed – allowing for a perfect shot of his flaccid dick, without the distraction of having his face in frame as well.
And if that wasn’t enough awesomeness, just as Max’s member comes into view, he gives room service his room number: Penthouse D, like dog.
Dominic West told E! how this glorious TV moment was captured. “Do you know how they shot that? It’s fucking funny. I don’t know why they decided they wanted a full-frontal male, but I thought it was so funny. He gets up out of bed, with his ass to camera and he crosses the camera…and then the stand-in just steps in. This completely different guy who had to have his dick inspected.”
Wait… does this mean dick inspector a job? So long folks, I’m moving to Hollywood. Oh, and you can watch the clip here.