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March 18th, 2010 (12:34 pm)
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Tomorrow night's episode of SPARTACUS is called "Whore." No, it is not written by Frank Miller. (That I know of.) The logline: Batiatus starts pimping Spartacus out, and our hero's new career gets off with a bang when he is ordered to service the richest woman in Rome.

...whut.

I mean, it is *exactly* like all those fanfic AUs where the male hero is forced into prostitution, except for the minor detail that THIS IS NOT A FANFIC AU BUT THE ACTUAL SHOW. I am starting to think the fanfic AUs of SPARTACUS will involve all the gladiators working very peacefully in a present-day office somewhere, or something. (Pietros is the intern who makes coffee for everybody! And he has a hot relationship with Mr. Barca, but then Mr. Barca gets downsized and Pietros is very sad and quits. And Mr. Batiatus takes a project away from Crixus and gives it to Spartacus, and Crixus is worries he's going to be fired, and basically it's like GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS, but with slo-mo and orgy scenes in the break room or something.)

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Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: March 18th, 2010 05:06 pm (UTC)

*rimshot*

Posted by: soundingsea (soundingsea)
Posted at: March 18th, 2010 05:04 pm (UTC)
btvs/ats - spike/angel - hellbound

Okay, I seriously have to start watching this show.

In the spare time that I don't at all have, but you know. Eventually!

Posted by: Dessie Octavia (dessieoctavia)
Posted at: March 18th, 2010 05:16 pm (UTC)
Salarymen Yaoi

Ohmigosh I wish someone would write that fic.

Posted by: David Hines (hradzka)
Posted at: March 18th, 2010 10:52 pm (UTC)

I hate you for putting this in my head.

Posted by: Dessie Octavia (dessieoctavia)
Posted at: March 18th, 2010 11:19 pm (UTC)
Salaryman

Putting this in your head? You did that all on your own. Glad my encouragement worked, though. *EG*

Posted by: Andrian (andrian6)
Posted at: March 18th, 2010 05:26 pm (UTC)

basically it's like GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS, but with slo-mo and orgy scenes in the break room or something

To quoth Zack & Miri Make a Porno?

Zack Brown: All male casts? Like “Glengarry Glen Ross”, like that?

Brandon: Like “Glen and Gary Suck Ross’s Meaty C**k and Drop Their Hairy N**s in His Eager Mouth”.

Posted by: Misha (unmisha)
Posted at: March 18th, 2010 05:47 pm (UTC)

I am starting to think the fanfic AUs of SPARTACUS will involve all the gladiators working very peacefully in a present-day office somewhere, or something.

Ahahahahahaha! I'm having visions of Spartacus meets Office Space. Only to preserve the horsecock, it's a porn company. And I'll stop laughing any moment now, really.

Posted by: ((Anonymous))
Posted at: March 18th, 2010 05:56 pm (UTC)

Isn't that historically accurate though? Not necessarily about Spartacus in particular, but about gladiators being prostituted.

Posted by: msmcknittington (msmcknittington)
Posted at: March 18th, 2010 07:03 pm (UTC)

I was just coming in here to say that. It is historically accurate for gladiators to have sex for money, though I was under the impression that they weren't usually forced into it against their wills and that it wasn't all that common.

Posted by: Nokomis (nokomis305)
Posted at: March 18th, 2010 06:20 pm (UTC)
lyn-z cute

It's always hilarious when the SHOWS THEMSELVES are like AUs.

You know, in bandom, there are actually TONS of fanfic office!AUs. Also AUs where rockstars are instead barristas or work in diners.

Posted by: Coaster (coasterchild)
Posted at: March 18th, 2010 07:13 pm (UTC)
kirk and your mom

This only supports my theory that Spartacus is its own Kink Meme. I love it.

Posted by: kadymae (kadymae)
Posted at: March 18th, 2010 08:40 pm (UTC)

Which begs the question -- if you sign up for a kink challenge and you pick Spartacus, is it cheating?

Posted by: Barbies May Bite Me (obsession_inc)
Posted at: March 18th, 2010 07:53 pm (UTC)

O brave new world, that has such a show in't!

...seriously, the mere fact that this exists in the world fills me with sheer glee. The only thing that would fill me with MORE glee would be if someone would write that AU, because that is WONDERFUL.

Posted by: kadymae (kadymae)
Posted at: March 18th, 2010 08:37 pm (UTC)

I am utterly convinced* that at the first writer's meeting DeKnight handed out the kink bingo checklist and said that extra points would be awarded to the writer or writing team who ticked off the most and/or a bonus to the whole staff if they hit a blackout by season's end.



*And should Steven S. DeKnight show up before me in all his tattoo'd glory and deny this, I will still reject his reality and substitute my own.

Posted by: Marina (sabrina_il)
Posted at: March 19th, 2010 09:26 am (UTC)

I think kink_bingo should consider awarding a special Steven S. DeKnight prize or something.

Posted by: Marina (sabrina_il)
Posted at: March 19th, 2010 09:25 am (UTC)

Oh wow, it looks like this show might start loving me again! This is THE ONLY REASON I kept watching in the first place. And then we had these horrible episodes with ~plot~ or ~character development~ that didn't include porn and just... this is the one thing this show has going for it: porn AS all these different things. Plus guys forced into prostitution. I am so glad we're getting back to basics!

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