Sex On Soaps looks at love and lust on television daytime dramas. It's a must read for any soap fan, student of the genre, or anyone interested in the presentation of sexual content on television.
SECTION 1 – SEX ON SOAPS
Enjoying the dual role of soap fan and soap researcher, Matthew W. Grant earned his degree in Mass Communications after completing his thesis, Sex On Soaps which includes original soap opera viewer research and analysis looking at sex on daytime soap operas.
This material examines how sex and its ramifications are presented on daytime television, how men and women perceive sex on soaps differently, and how they think this portrayal affects them. Text in this section of the book utilizes inline citations to the comprehensive soap opera bibliography which contains over 50 sources including soap opera books, media websites, communications journals, and episodes of network soap operas.
The original version was compiled in 1992. This revised edition includes additional material added in 2006 and 2011.
SECTION 2 – SOAP OPERAS: SILLY SUDS OR SOCIAL CONSCIENCE?
This essay takes a look at soap opera morality, soap medical storylines, and the way daytime dramas tackle social issues. It concludes with the value of soap operas to society and illustrates why it’s perfectly acceptable to fill your afternoons with some LOVING and let those wonderful soap operas take you away to ANOTHER WORLD.
SECTION 3 – DAYTIME SOAPS TRIVIA
Discover fun facts about your favorite daytime soaps, past and present.
SECTION 4 – WELCOME TO SLATERS FALLS
Find out who comes out on top when a dirty cop pulls over a take-no-prisoners bitch on a deserted country road in this bonus short story featuring a crossover storyline with characters from Matthew W. Grant’s novels Secrets of Slaters Falls and Northbridge.