My developing sexuality was a mystery to me because it had never been acknowledged.
My parents aren’t to blame for that; our society simply doesn’t want to know that children experience desire. I knew something happened that you weren’t supposed to talk about “around the kids.” And I knew that when I thought about Parker Stevenson there was a quiver of feeling in the place you’re only aware of on roller coasters.
In our America where even breastfeeding is a point of controversy, mention of “sex” and “child” in the same sentence is a Pandora’s Box. Before I was seven I was playing doctor, looking down the pants of my friends’ dolls and trying to catch a glimpse of my adult, male cousins naked when we changed for the swimming pool.
Yet that is exactly what Alley has done and, against all odds and expectations, it has become a cult hit in the US on the Showtime cable network, where there are no censors to cut the down-to-earth sexual references, four-letter words and often outrageous plot lines."I'm tall so I could trick myself into thinking I could carry it off," she says."I could look at myself a certain way and say, 'Your waist is little,' or 'You look good from this angle,' but eventually I ran out of angles and then I was done for." She can laugh now because she is probably the first woman to defy Hollywood's strict demand for slimness and emerge triumphant.When Anna has a difficult time getting close to people, her sister creates a dating profile for her online.Anna starts to message a handsome man until she starts getting disturbing messages that a match is close by.To make matters worse, Sarah's son suffers from a rare genetic disease and only Jason's DNA can save him.When Sarah finally tracks down Jason, he sets out to make sure Sarah doesn't ruin his secret life and expose his dangerous past. Before too long, her only exposure to the public was via unflattering paparazzi shots in gossip magazines showing her eating chips or coming out of fast-food restaurants.It was distressing at the time but, looking back, she humorously describes the stages of denial and ultimate acceptance she went through.The nurse, Sheila, can't remember the first years of her life, but this house seems strangely familiar to her.Also, there is this strange old woman who claims that Sheila's real name is Margaret.