Created By: DBAce9Aura on March 13, 2011 Last Edited By: DBAce9Aura on December 10, 2012
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Its Non Sexual Therefore It Sucks

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Laconic: So Bad, It's Horrible simply due to the lack of sexual content

Note: The snowclone title is obvious so alternate name suggestions are welcome. Also, some description refinement ideas would be nice.

A decent show is often celebrated for its story, characterization, and how the whole nine yards is put together. Of course, as always happens in the land of fiction writing, a certain percentage of writers feel that a show is lacking without a pinch of sex appeal, mainly due to the concept of sex adding a bit of realism to the overall narrative. Apparently, this type of logic causes those who follow along with it to snare at any type of fiction that doesn't have any sex appeal in it, with material aimed at younger audience being one of many targets.

Note: Due to the frequent Real Life invocation of this trope, only In-Universe examples are allowed.

Examples

  • In Sullivan's Travels, John L. Sullivan pitches his idea for a serious drama of stark realism and human suffering to a studio executive who insistently adds "but with a little sex in it."
Community Feedback Replies: 11
  • March 13, 2011
    Prophet
    Sounds related to Dont Shoot The Message
  • March 23, 2011
    DBAce9Aura
    Changed trope to something else entirely.
  • March 23, 2011
    Prfnoff
    In Sullivan's Travels, John L. Sullivan pitches his idea for a serious drama of stark realism and human suffering to a studio executive who insistently adds "but with a little sex in it."
  • March 23, 2011
    nrjxll
    ^ I suggest that we come at it from that fashion - the current writeup is kind of awkward, and the idea of Executive Meddling forcing a work to become Hotter And Sexier is very much present in real life. However, I vote that only in-universe examples be allowed.
  • December 9, 2012
    tuypo1
    i second in universe only
  • December 9, 2012
    rodneyAnonymous
    Description line "Note: Due to the frequent Real Life invocation of this trope, only In Universe examples are allowed" is false. That is not the reason. The reason is it's an opinion. The only two choices for dealing with subjective observations are "make the page YMMV" and "make the page IUEO".
  • December 9, 2012
    McKathlin
    For what it's worth, most of the It Sucks tropes are marked as YMMV. I'd suggest the same treatment for this one.
  • December 9, 2012
    McKathlin
    By the way, I'd recommend some reference to No Hugging No Kissing in the description; that's the trope for when a work has no romance, or at least no romantic/sexual touching.
  • December 9, 2012
    StarSword
    ^^Just for reference, the Third Option is to split off a subpage for works getting this treatment in real life.
  • December 10, 2012
    SeptimusHeap
    No New Complaining Pages, so this isn't going to work as a YMMV thing. Also, snowcloning it off the It's X So It Sucks both contravenes Everythings Worse With Snowclones and will cause abuse for complaining.
  • December 10, 2012
    spacemarine50
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/discussion.php?id=6ddf4rli4vi30awiqof8tzx1&trope=DiscardedYKTTW