Ray talks ‘Sex’ at NATPE

Skein to offer advice with uncensored language

NEW YORK — Ian Ray, the Australian producer who helped to invent tabloid television with Fox’s hit of the 1980s and ’90s “A Current Affair,” is bringing a raunchy sex-information show to NATPE called “Talkin Sex.”

The hosts of the proposed weekly series, which Ray would tape in Perth, Australia, are Mary-Anne Kenworthy, the madam of a bordello; Dr. Gabrielle Morrissey, a sex educator from Curtin U.; and a few of the women who work in Kenworthy’s bordello.

Ray, 65, who retired as exec VP of the Fox News Channel last summer after five years on the job, said Kenworthy has done a similar show in Perth, using a studio she built within Langtree’s, one of her local bordellos.

Because “Talkin Sex” delivers frank advice with uncensored language, Ray acknowledges that it may be too rough for TV stations. So he’ll pitch the pay TV networks, which work under very few restrictions, and the basic cable channels, which have pushed the boundaries of content in recent years.

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