NZPA 05 May 2008
A complaint that an episode of Californication on TV3 involving a threesome sex scene breached standards of good taste and decency has been upheld by the Broadcasting Standards Authority. Peter Marsh of Auckland complained after he said he had stumbled on the episode while trying to find something for his family to watch. “What met our eyes were two men and one woman on a bed, and the most graphic act of oral sex that left nothing to the imagination.”
…Three members of the authority found the scene as close to pornographic as possible without showing genitalia. But one member of the authority said he could not uphold the complaints that the scene breached good taste and decency, because it was an integral part of the overall plot of the series. Because the decision was not unanimous, the authority declined to make any order over the breach. WHAT!!!!!!