Ca. Supremes OK Hollywood's Potty Mouth

So go ahead, you showbiz types. Talk dirty. Offend everyone. Get raunchy. The California Supreme Court ruled unanimously today on Lyle v. Warner Brothers Television Productions that raw, coarse and vulgar language and conduct, including the recounting of sexual experiences, used by those Friends sitcom writers are merely part of “a creative workplace” and not harassment as long as they are not pervasive or targeted at specific individuals. What a quaint notion: that there’s such a thing as creativity in Hollywood in the first place. Now the question is just how far up the food chain of Hollywood will this potty mouth liberation be allowed? In agency hallways or producer offices or even the executive suite? Nah, no creativity going on there.

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