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I am reminded of the most famous rape in the history of American soaps - Luke and Laura on General Hospital (1979). It was written as a rape, and played as a rape - and then the actors had such chemistry with each other, and were so popular, that instead of killing off Luke (as originally planned), they turned it into a "forced seduction" and made the two the anchor couple of the show. It didn't become a rape again until the 1990s.
The Quilty Reader 1 year ago
I also thought of that particular incident - I was in junior high when it was aired and recall quite vividly the controversy and its impact of popular culture of the day.