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'Gossip Girl' threesome: Will you watch tonight?

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Tonight is the much-hyped threesome episode of Gossip Girl and I’m totally tuning in for all the menage a trois action (I sorta have to because I write the recap but I would anyways!). All of this controversy over the threesome, though, is a little ridiculous. First of all, GG has always pushed boundaries so this doesn’t really feel like anything new (Remember the uproar over the network’s “OMFG” ads for the series?). Second, most of the characters on the show are now college-age and I think we all did some crazy things at that time in our lives (I use to wear tie-dye and bandannas—terrifying!). And finally, it’s not like GG is the first piece of pop culture to rock a threesome for shock value. Look at Woody Allen’s Vicky Christina Barcelona. Or Britney Spears new hit song “3.” Some might even say boy-girl-boy and/or girl-boy-girl is a desperate ploy for attention, but it doesn’t seem that far out of GG‘s oeuvre. Remember last year when Jenny almost hooked up with crazy model Agnes and her boyfriend? Hello—where was all the shock and controversy then?

What do you think PopWatchers? Is the threesome a good idea for Gossip Girl? Or does this feel like a ratings stunt? Will you tune in tonight?

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