OLTL – Dorian goes down, Literally!

Tom Casiello (casiello.blogspot.com/2009/01/goin-down-in-afternoon.html) knocks it out the ballpark in a blog about what went wrong with Dorian’s ”oral seduction” for cash… uh besides the fact that it was an oral seduction for cash… Casiello was accused of being a prude.

I have to agree – with his assessment that is.. I don’t think it’s ‘prudish’ to be concerned about Dorian’s destruction, on a show that has increasingly objectified women setting all back at least twenty years. Marty the survivor becoming a lover with the man who raped her? She gets over that pain by sleeping with a stranger. Natalie selling out her family to get laid by a con artist? Blair and Starr only seeing the dark light surrounding Todd when they’re with ‘men’ who hate him but otherwise cheering him on or at least not condemning him?

Dorian has now joined the ranks. Dorian’s destruction isn’t exactly a surprise – but it is sad none-the-less. IF we’d had any indiction that Dorian routinely got freaky with David (as we did with David and Addie) that would be one thing.

The implication, in this storyline, is that Dorian did something she would not otherwise do – most especially give their last interaction and David’s use of Addie. Have the writers forgotten how hurt and angry she was?

Yes, Dorian would do a lot for money. Sell herself? Get on her knees? When did she EVER do anything like that before? We’ve never seen that from her – not for love or money. I hope to never see (Dorian selling herself) again. If the oral sex was JUST a little playful fun, no problem – well, still a little explicit for my tastes (no freaky pun intended), but it would have been about love between longstanding partners. This was a business transaction.

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2 thoughts on “OLTL – Dorian goes down, Literally!

  1. I disagree. This was just good fun and Dorian is hardly St. Theresa who would never do such a “freaky” thing. To me, oral sex is what I would think is a normal, healthy part of any couple’s sex life. Dorian and David had lots of sex in their heyday, you think she never went there. Why can’t adults get a laugh or enjoy some adult topics on a soap opera. If everything was so sanitized then we would be living in the 50’s still. This is hardly part of her destruction. That began when she murdered Victor Lord so long ago and guess what she did it for, money. I would never put this past her especially knowing that David could be the key to her getting BE back which is part of her major hreddiness and jealousy, more destruction. Besides, I truly believe this could lead to Dorian and David realizing they are truly in love again and are each others soul mates. Who are we to judge Dorian for doing something for the 2 things she loves the most, herself and money. It is 2009 and if they can allude to this in prime-time shows, then why not daytime? Besides, “Days” already did something like this between Max and Chelsea after their first date! At least, Dorian and David have known eahc other for many years and have been intimate many, many times. And since when did anyone think that Dorian wasn’t fun and erotic in bed. She’ slept with more men then most of the other women in Llanview. I think the scene was hilarious and totally in character and did not more to destroy the character of Dorian then her giving Charlie a pill and pouring liquor down his throat. That’s disgusting, not a natural sexual act between 2 consenting adults.

  2. I’ve watched the BnB since the first show aired in March 1987. For whtever reason, the show loves implying oral sex as almost the primary sex act between partners. Simulated/implied oral sex doesn’t offend me or I could never have hung in there so long with the BnB.

    With OLTL’s Dorian and David, there’s was more of a romantic than sexual relationship. David’s relationship with Addie was more sexual than romantic – part of the running gag was Addie’s amazement at the sex games David knew and taught her. The very same scene with Addie and David wouldn’t have even been a surprise. With David and Dorian? It was surprising. That she would do it to gain access to his impending fortune and not because she wanted him? That was offensive to me. Dorian is a grand dame of the show, not a hooker.

    Had it simply been about sex play between people who wanted one another I would have simply thought OLTL hired the BnB writers on a temp basis and shrugged it off. This wasn’t about the what (oral sex), it was about the why (for money).

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