Mary Kay LeTourneau started assaulting her student Vili Fuulaau when he was 12 and she was 33. When they married 10 years later -- after she served seven years in prison -- the nuptials were celebrated on air by "Entertainment Tonight." The couple remains shameless. They've repeatedly hosted a "Hot for Teacher Night" at a Seattle nightclub.
Today, MTV panders to its teen audience with this same "hot for teacher" fantasy. Recently, their scuzzy British teen soap "Skins" repeatedly hinted that the young female teachers were carrying around barely submerged desires for the teenaged boys. Now the second season of MTV's teen comedy "The Hard Times of RJ Berger" has centered an entire episode on a female teacher and a boy having loud sexual intercourse in a janitor's closet.
This is what Viacom and its subsidiary MTV Networks apparently consider "corporate responsibility." But they've just reported that their second-quarter profit rose 53 percent on the strength of sordid MTV reality shows like "Jersey Shore." They've tried to duplicate their reality-show ratings with scripted sleaze, but haven't had the same success.
The central "plotline" of "RJ Berger" is that the teenaged title character is extremely well-endowed -- thus, the crude "Hard Times" joke. It's that childish. When the show debuted last year, ads showed a godly glow coming from RJ's pelvis and twisted the Bible to joke, "The meek shall inherit the girth."
The April 18 episode was titled "Deadliest Crotch." Berger's overweight friend Miles is kept after class by Mrs. Kay, a beautiful blonde substitute math teacher. She quickly kisses him and wraps her legs around him, expressing her desire for intercourse -- "You're like a teddy bear made out of marshmallows!" -- and tells him to meet her for sex after lunch the next day. Miles is delighted. "I love this! I have six pornos where exactly this happens!" Since the teacher has a fetish for fat boys, she insists he "eat hearty" and "have seconds" for lunch.
The show then shows student and teacher in the closet, with the teacher demanding he "put those nuts on my chest" -- she means peanuts, followed by whipped cream. Miles replies, "Man, you older chicks like it kinky!" Their sex is so loud behind the closet door that anyone in the hallway can hear it.