Life (or not) According to “The Big Bang Theory”
Hardly a word comes out of Howard’s mouth that doesn’t have to do with getting a woman – any woman – to “be with” him. The overgrown adolescent doesn’t know how to carry on a conversation with a woman as a fellow human being. To him they’re not people; they’re walking appliances.
It’s sad, really. Wolowitz embodies what Dale Kuehne laments in Sex and the iWorld. When all relationships are sexualized, a person doesn’t know how to have a non-sexual relationship, which means he really doesn’t know how to have a relationship at all.
It’s not that sex is bad; in the right relational context, it’s good. But a hyper-sexualized life is ultimately lonely, frustrated, and unsatisfied with all its relationships. Perhaps that’s too common-sensical for a Hollywood rocket scientist to grasp.
This post originally appeared in the Salvo Signs of the Times blog.