We do set the standards, it's just that Cinemax and Showtime doesn't listen and we're forced to be content with what they air. But like I said, I'm not unhappy with the softcore programming, but it could be a lot better.
And who is talking about shooting "extra" material? Just shoot the material. It's not like we're asking them to rebuild the sets several weeks after filming has ended just for the sake of showing a few more seconds of girls with their legs spread open. Obviously, that would be completely impractical! How much time and money could it possibly cost to make a couple of extra edits? I sincerely believe that I and many others would be more than willing to pay an extra buck or two per movie to make up for that financial hardship.
Does Cinemax have control over the content of Retromedia DVDs? If so, why?
And nevermind how many phone calls and emails I've placed to Cinemax, Showtime, HBO, Playboy and Peach about how to improve the content of their product. I may not be an "Insider", but I do own 400+ softcore DVDs and VHS movies / videos and have been a fan of "Skinemax" for 20 years. Therefore, I'd like to think I have a pretty good handle on what the casual softcore viewer would like to see.
I want to make myself clear: I love the current state of Softcore programming! But I (and apparently many others on this board) are concerned about the direction it's heading in. Not only is there a severe lack of "pink", but even showing pubic hair is becoming more and more rare! We need to go back to the days of Surrender Cinema... Femalien, Hotel Exotica, etc... And yes, I know, Surrender failed. But I guarantee it was not because of a lack of eroticism or pink. It was because they spent too much money on marketing and they had a lack of leadership.