If you're watching Ray Donovan and not caught up with season 4, be advised this posting has SPOILERS below.
Visibility matters. Unfortunately, there aren't many realistic portrayals good consanguinamorous relationships in current media.
I hadn't been paying attention to this series, but there were characters who were half-siblings who were having sex. Given the themes and settings of the series, it isn't surprising that the characters are not exactly model citizens. Hector and Marisol are the characters of particular interest to this blog.
hollywoodreporter.com with Lisa Bonet about her character Marisol. In this piece, she's described as "drug-addled," "damaged," and with "Marisol could never do anything right — she never makes the right decisions."
Do you think an in-depth incest storyline could exist on TV like this one without Game of Thrones kind of paving the way?Malcom Venable of tvguide.com spoke with showrunner David Hollander about what's going on with the series.
I don’t know … it’s true, it has been seen now and people have accepted it. Who knows, that might be a question more for producers in terms of the inspiration for exploring that kind of love. Obviously it’s still very much a taboo.
Why couldn't Hector just stop having sex with her?
Hollander: Because of his addictive [behavior] and compulsiveness. No one else can touch him like this person. He finds it impossible to let go, just like Ray finds it impossible to let go of his past. It's an interesting look at addiction itself. When he gets rid of Marisol, it's to cut himself off from it.