Showtime Intending To Turn 'The Tudors' Into Gay Porn, Apparently

Showtime has always maintained that its Jonathan Rhys-Meyers starrer The Tudors isn't your father's stuffy historical drama, but the new ad campaign suggests maybe it is, if your father is into gay gladiator porn.

This first look at the Season 3 ad campaign comes courtesy of self-regarding Mario Lopez rival Nick Adams, who body-doubled for three of the nude, prone Chelsea boys that the time-traveling Henry VIII has seemingly conquered. There is certainly a Henry VIII/head joke to be made here, but we will demur (no doubt Showtime—with its double entendre of a tagline "Thy Kingdom Come"—will make it for us). Way to retain that Queer as Folk audience, Showtime!